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Neighbours object to homes plan

MEETING: South Ribble Council Civic Centre, Leyland

MEETING: South Ribble Council Civic Centre, Leyland

Plans for more than 40 new homes in Higher Walton, near Preston, are facing scores of objections.

The proposals to build 46 houses on land off Higher Walton Road have been submitted by Wainhomes Development. The developers want to build a number of two, three and four bedroomed houses.

Planning bosses have received 23 letters of objection, and a petition signed by 27 residents from Higher Walton Road has also been put forward.

Objections from neighbours relate to congestion, highway safety, impact on wildlife, overlooking, density, anti-social behaviour, and other reasons including impact on character of area and loss of views.

The plans are due to go before councillors at a South Ribble Council planning committee meeting tonight. A report to go before the meeting outlines the application “proposes a number of benefits for the local area.”

These include a new footpath and cycleway through to St George’s Field and a footpath continuation along Higher Walton Road.

The plans have been recommended for approval.

The report adds: “It is considered that the principle, type and scale of the development proposed is acceptable, having regard to the local development plan and all other material considerations, including national policy and the local area and its character.

“The relationship to neighbouring development is considered acceptable and it is considered that the development will not have any significant negative impacts on the amenity of neighbouring occupiers. The development could improve amenity values in terms of reducing noise levels.

“Furthermore, it is considered the development will not have a detrimental impact on local wildlife and biodiversity and the appropriate conditions have been attached to ensure this.

“In terms of highways, there are no objections from LCC Highways and an additional footpath and traffic calming measure along Higher Walton Road is proposed.”

No-one from Wainhomes Development was available for comment at the time of publication.

The planning meeting will be held at the Civic Centre in West Paddock, Leyland, at 6pm. Members of the public can attend.

 

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