Hundreds of new homes have been considered by Preston City Council‘s latest planning committee.Advertisement
Councillors met on Thursday (6 December) to consider the latest outline and full planning applications from developers for the city.
In total, 501 new homes were assessed, and councillors gave their decision.
Here’s all the plans that were considered and the decisions made for them:
Homes at Tabley Lane
Graham Anthony Associates lodged plans on behalf of Mr Stoke and Mrs Massey for 58 new homes, a public open space and a new access road in Higher Bartle.
An outline application was submitted, after a previous scheme for the site was refused in January 2017.
This was because it would increase traffic to the proposed East-West Link Road and also be ‘piecemeal development’, failing to pay regard to the city council’s North West Preston Masterplan.
However, the latest updated plans were unanimously voted through by 12 councillors, subject to meeting various conditions.
This has given the green light to 30 per cent affordable housing on the site, a total of 17 houses.
Planning documents from the application stated: “The application seeks to create a new vehicular access point on the eastern side of Tabley Lane immediately north of Bridge House, with the single access road serving the new dwellings constructed within a series of cul-de-sacs.
“The application is accompanied by a site plan which shows an example layout of development and which includes: areas of public open space; new planting and landscaping proposals (including planted buffers); and potential pedestrian connections within the site to adjoining land.”
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More Grimsargh homes
Grimsargh’s latest development is set to be built between the village’s recreation ground and Whittingham Lane.
Seddon House applied to build 70 new homes on the land which is defined as ‘open countryside’ and stated in the city’s local plan as an ‘area of separation’.
The decision was that planning permission would be granted subject to the provision for 35% affordable housing, management and maintenance of amenity greenspace on-site, as well as contributions for school places.
It also stated that if this was not concluded by 14 December 2018, or by the expiration of an agreed extension of time, delegate authority to the Director of Development would refuse planning permission as the obligations to make the development acceptable have not been legally secured.
The site had many objections from Grimsargh Parish Council, Haighton Parish Council and 20 letters of objection from members of the public.
Nine members of the committee voted in favour of the resolution decision, except for Councillors Potter and Seddon who voted against and Councillor Mrs Whittam who abstained from voting.
Broughton homes near the M6
111 new homes on the land behind 126A Whittingham Lane, Broughton, were submitted for approval by Emery Planning Partnership on behalf of a Mr A Bradshaw.
However, the approval was subject to a Section 106 obligation, providing 35% affordable housing a contribution from the developers is made towards school places and road funding in the area.
This requirement was stated as having to be concluded by January 2019, or by an agreed time extension, otherwise it would be refused.
All 12 councillors voted unanimously for the deferral of this application.
More homes off Whittingham Lane
145 new homes were proposed for the land north of Whittingham Lane, Goosnargh.
Gladman Homes have stated they want to build a new access road off the lane to serve the new development.
It would be located opposite 780 Whittingham Lane.
Council officers again offered the recommendation of the outline scheme for approval once a Section 106 agreement, for community facilities, and an affordable housing level have both been reached.
More than 300 letters of objective have been received, along with objections from Ben Wallace MP, Whittingham Parish Council and Goosnargh Parish Council.
Councillors voted in favour of the resolution, if it was to meet the Section 106 agreement by 13 December 2018 or another agreed extension date.
Eight councillors voted in favour, except for Councillors Hart, Potter, Seddon and Mrs Whittam who voted against.
New affordable homes in Longridge
Longridge has been identified as the place for 52 new homes, with plans submitted for the land off Halfpenny Lane.
These would be a selection of two-bed, three-bed and four-bed properties of detached, semi-detached and terraced buildings being built.
Planning officers have recommended the scheme, which would involve building a new pumping station and knocking down 20 Halfpenny Lane, for approval.
Again, officers recommended that the development included contributions for school places inn line with the Section 106 agreement, and that this be concluded by January 10 2019, otherwise it would be rejected.
A total of 11 councillors voted in favour of this recommendation, with only Councillor Mrs Whittam voting against.
Lancashire County Council’s highways department has raised its concerns about the scheme because of the additional traffic it would add to the A6 corridor.
Whittingham housing war
Hundreds of people have objected to plans of 65 new homes being built behind Goosnargh Cottage and Chingle Hall Cottage.
The application comes from Sentantii Holdings, who has proposed a new access road on the south side of Whittingham Lane adjacent to 826 Whittingham Lane.
More than 300 letters of objection have been received at the Town Hall against the development.
The recommendation was put forward in line with the Section 106 agreement, that affordable housing was provided along with future management of the public open space and the provision of bus services through the village.
This must be agreed by 14 December, or another agreed extension date.
Eight officers voted in favour of the recommendation, with four voting against including Councillors Hart, Potter, Seddon and Mrs Whittam.
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