Developers submit detailed homes plans

Vision: An impression of how the homes would look at Haydock Grange
Vision: An impression of how the homes would look at Haydock Grange
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Detailed proposals for more than 200 homes in the north of Preston have been lodged with the city council.

An outline planning application for the Haydock Grange development of 450 homes was approved in 2012, and now details of the first phase have been submitted.

Taylor Wimpey have submitted proposals for the appearance, layout, scale and landscaping for 205 homes in the Cottam area, ranging from two to five bedrooms.

Lea Coun Julie Buttle, who had opposed the initial plans for the development, said she was pleased with some aspects of the proposals.

She said: “Everybody would prefer to see them stay as green fields, but that’s not what is going to happen.

“There’s a large range of house types which I am quite pleased about.

“I’m also quite pleased that they have tried to create a frontage onto Hoyles Lane of the big properties.

“It is a tree lined avenue which will be in keeping with the rural aspect.”

Coun Buttle said, however, she was “disappointed” that an access road was due to be put in before another road was realigned outside the post office.

She said: “I do have concerns that the junction there is poor at the moment visibility wise.

“And I think to come around on the road without it being realigned and then be faced with an access onto a new estate.”

A planning statement submitted by agent Nathaniel Litchfield and Partners said: “Taylor Wimpey UK Limited has designed a scheme which provides well-designed buildings and places which can improve the lives of people and communities in Preston. The development will enhance its immediate surroundings in landscape and ecological terms and the houses are built to exceptional quality.”

The proposals are due to go before Preston Council’s planning committee.

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