HOMES PLAN: Details revealed for estate on former South Ribble gas site

Development: The former gas works site in Lostock Hall
Development: The former gas works site in Lostock Hall
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Detailed plans have been formally entered for 284 houses on the former Lostock Hall gas works site.

The landmark cylinders, which had not been used since the 1970s, have been flattened and Morris Homes have prepared a document for the new estate, which will go before South Ribble Council.

Outline plans for up to 350 homes on the land off Leyland Road had already been passed as well as a new road linking The Cawsey and Carrwood Road, connecting parts of Penwortham and Lostock Hall, but now planning bosses must look at finer details including styles of houses, layout and access.

The homes will be a mixture of two, three, four and five-bedroomed mews, semi-detached and detached houses divided into zones.

The zones include quieter cul-de-sacs, courtyards for terraced properties and areas for shared driveways.

The design and access statement by Morris Homes states: “The proposals will make an effective and efficient re-use of land by providing new housing, which will be designed to reflect both the density and character of the surrounding area.”

There will also be a small retail area provided within the 12.1 hectare site, which Morris Homes said: “will complement the existing retail provision at Tardy Gate ans serve as a ‘top’ up provision to the benefit of the local community.”

Vehicular access to the site will be from the Cawsey, which will be extended northwards ro abut the exisitng Preston Nature Reserve cycle/footpath, allowing for a road connection with Carwood Road in Walton-le-Dale.

The development will help the council meet its five-year housing supply demand.