Plans for hundreds of new homes and business space near Garstang have been put forward.
Promoters J. Chippendale said they envisage up to 270 homes being built on the 35 acre site, as well as business units suitable for a residential area, on a green field site off the A6 at Nateby.
The site, bounded by the A6, Nateby Crossing Lane, Croston Barn Lane and the Lancaster canal. Concerns have already been raised that new access roads to such a development could create more dangers on the A6.
It comprises land owned by three families - the Chippendale family - twin brothers Robert and Andrew and their sister Amanda Harris, who own Garstang Marina, have some 18 acres and are directors of scheme promoters J. Chippendale Ltd. Melling Collinson owns around nine acres and couple Ted and Marjorie Swarbrick more than 10 acres.
No formal planning applications had been submitted yet to Wyre Council.
Amanda Harris said: “I think obviously the locals will have their concerns, but we’ll certainly take on board their opinions and suggestions.”
Andrew Chippendale added: “One of the reasons for setting the wheels in motion at this early stage is that the time-scale of a development of this nature, from the initial planning stages to building work commencing can be very lengthy.
“Indeed we may not even see groundworks beginning until as far away as 2017.”