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Fears after plans for 350 homes are tabled

Homes plan: Land off Heatherleigh in Farington Moss

Homes plan: Land off Heatherleigh in Farington Moss

Proposals have now been 
submitted for a massive development of 350 homes in South Ribble.

The plans, for land between 
Heatherleigh and Croston Road, in Farington Moss, were first revealed earlier this year when developers held a series of public consultations.

The plans have now been formally submitted to South Ribble Council are expected before the authority’s planning committee in the next few months.

And campaigners have raised fears over the new plans, warning the 
development could worsen congestion on roads.

Ian Braddock, chairman of 
Farington Moss Residents Action Group, said: “We as a group are 
concerned this isn’t the most appropriate location for development.

“We are also trying to get people aware of the scale of what they are 
proposing.

“We are going to end up with a 
considerable amount of housing all converging on some already very congested roads.

“People move here for the semi-rural element.

“If this does go through, we will all be part of a big houshng estate.”

The outline application has been submitted by agents Lea Hough 
Chartered Surveyors on behalf of the landowners, the Homes and Communities Agency, and a consortium of 
private landowners.

Eight letters of objection have been submitted against the plans so far.

If it gets the go ahead, the development will be made up of three, four and five-bedroom homes.

In planning documents submitted to the council, agents for the scheme said family housing is needed in the area.

A statement added: “Delivery will help provide much needed family housing in a high quality and sustainable 
location that has been identified by South Ribble Council as key service centre where development will be 
concentrated...with a range of high quality housing situated within a strong residential value area, the site will be attractive to developers.”

 

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