Housing plans for hundreds of homes across Broughton, Cottam, Bilsborrow and Goosnargh set to be decided

Posted on - 6th January, 2021 - 9:05am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Cottam, Fulwood, Housing, Politics, Preston Council, Preston Locations, Preston News
Preston City Council town hall. Pic: Tony Worrall
Preston City Council town hall. Pic: Tony Worrall

Here is a round up of the latest housing planning applications around Preston and South Ribble for a number of potential housing developments on the edge of Preston.


All of the plans below are due to be debated by councillors in the next planning committee meeting on Thursday (7 January).

Dean Farm, 150 Whittingham Lane, Broughton, Preston, PR3 2JL: Refusal

This application outlines the plans for 32 houses including entry-level homes suitable for first-time buyers.

Plans also include a two metre footpath either side of an access road.

The agent for the plans is PWA Planning.

However, the plans have been recommended for refusal due to the fact the site is located in a countryside area.

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Sidgreaves Lane, Lea Road and Lancaster Canal – Cottam Hall, Lea, Preston, Lancashire: Approval

Plans have been submitted for 119 new dwellings.

The application is for currently undeveloped land at the western end of Plots 11, 12 & 13 of the Cottam residential estate.

The plans have been recommended for approval as long as it meets conditions such as having electric vehicle charging points, material details/samples to be provided prior to their use and includes affordable housing.

The Planning Committee meeting will be held Thursday 7 January.

Land off, Garstang Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, PR3 5AD: Refusal

100 houses have been proposed to be built including a new access point from the A6.

The Planning Statement submitted with the application indicates the proposal would provide 35 per cent affordable units on site.

However, this development by PWA Planning has been recommended for refusal.

This is because the area consists of countryside and the development would seem isolated from the nearby Bilsborrow.

A meeting for this proposal is due to take place on Thursday 7 January.

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Land north of Whittingham Lane, Goosnargh, PR3 2AY: Refusal

This planning application seeks approval for up to 145 houses.

It also seeks to create a new access on the north side of Whittingham Lane opposite no.780 Whittingham Lane.

A framework plan has been submitted with the application which indicates the proposed development could be accommodated through a series of cul-de-sacs coming off a central access road while maintaining landscaping features on the site.

However, the plans are recommended for refusal because of the countryside area and it would change the character of the village.

The plans are due to be discussed Thursday 7 January.

Land at, Swainson Farm, Goosnargh Lane, Preston, PR3 2JU: Refusal

This application seeks permission for 40 dwellings with access applied for only.

The application seeks to create two new accesses on the north side of Goosnargh Lane on land occupied by Swainson Farm, one forming the main road into the site and one serving a private drive to five dwellings.

The main access road would also provide access for another application of up to 87 houses.

Plans indicate that the development could be made up of a mix of detached and semi-detached dwellings.

35 per cent on site affordable housing is proposed.

These plans have been recommended for refusal because it is located in a countryside area and it would result in a radical change to the surrounding village.

It will be discusses Thursday 7 January.

The agent for the plans is Emery Planning Partnership Ltd.

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Bushells Farm, Mill Lane, Preston, PR3 2BJ: Refusal

140 new houses are outlined in this application, with access applied for only.

The application seeks to create new vehicular and pedestrian accesses on the south side of Mill Lane, and to the east side of Church Lane.

Church Lane would be utilised for entry only and not exit purposes.

Two additional pedestrian accesses would be created, one to Church Lane and one to Whittingham Lane.

This application includes 50 per cent affordable housing.

This is a resubmission of an application refused in March but it is recommended to be refused again.

This is due to the countryside location.

It will be discussed Thursday 7 January.

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