New homes plans lodged with council

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New town houses could be built in Ashton if plans are approved.

An outline application for the building of 12 new homes in three blocks, with an associated access road and junction improvements, was submitted to Preston Council by Baxter Construction Ltd.

The proposals relate to land at Ashton Basin, Tulketh Brow, in Preston, and are recommended for approval in outline by members of the planning committee.

A report, submitted to councillors ahead of the planning meeting on January 13, said the land was an area of hard standing, formerly lock-up garages which have now been demolished.

The proposed homes would be in three blocks - a terrace of four and five homes and a smaller terrace of three homes.

They would be two-and-a-half storeys high.

Car parking would be provided, and there would be a small area of private garden space.

The report said the proposal would be “benefiical” in adding to the housing supply. It said: “The proposed development would be beneficial in reusing a previously developed site and contributing to the supply of housing within a sustainable location.

“The proposed access has been designed to accommodate traffic in a reasonably safe and convenient manner and is unlikely to have any significant affect on highway safety.

“The proposed scheme has been designed to address its position with the adjacent canal and canal basin and would provide a satisfactory design in terms of its layout and scale.

“As such, the proposal complies with the relevant provisions of the development plan and there are no material considerations which outweigh this finding.”