A house-builder has said there is still demand for new homes in Lancashire after a pair of developments sold out.
Stephen Glenn, land executive at Chorley-based developer Northern Trust, said there continued to be “a shortfall” in the county’s market.
It has confirmed its 13-home development at The Maples on Lightfoot Lane in Fulwood, Preston and The Meadows on the former Waggon and Horses pub site in Coppull, near Chorley, where it has built 39 homes.
Both developments were carried out jointly with North West house-builder, Arley Homes.
Mr Glenn added: “With a shortfall in the housing market, it is important for us to be able to deliver new housing developments to the local community and we will continue to work closely with Arley Homes on disposals of further suitable sites.”
Northern Trust, the property arm of Preston North End owner Trevor Hemmings’ business empire, secured outline planning permission for both sites before selling them to Cheshire-based Arley which built and sold the projects.
Meanwhile, a Lancashire business leader has backed Government plans for housing.
Babs Murphy, chief executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, said the changes were crucial to ensure developments did “not get stuck in limbo.”
The Chamber chief added that changes needed to take place to give investors confidence to back schemes.
She said: “Business will appreciate the pace with which the government is moving.