Plans are lodged for 29 homes in Lancashire village

Plans: Land on Garstang Road, Barton where developers want to build 29 homes
Plans: Land on Garstang Road, Barton where developers want to build 29 homes
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  • Wainhomes applies to build 29 homes in Barton
  • Wyre Council says plans will contribute towards reducing the housing deficit
  • Wyre Council to make decision on plans
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A development of 29 homes could be built on land in a Lancashire village if plans are given the go ahead.

Wainhomes has submitted an application to build the homes on a site at Garstang Road, Barton, near Preston, following the demolition of an existing property and outbuildings.

The proposals will result in jobs within the construction industry, and future occupiers of the proposed development will provide valuable business for existing local services and facilities

Plans are to build the two-storey homes, including an apartment block, on the site, currently made up of a house, outbuildings and a garden, as well as greenfield land.

A statement from agents Sedgwick Associates to Wyre Council said building the homes would contribute towards reducing the “significant and serious housing supply deficit”.

It said: “The proposals will result in jobs within the construction industry, and future occupiers of the proposed development will provide valuable business for existing local services and facilities.

“The proposals will result in the provision of nine affordable homes which will make a valuable contribution to the council’s housing need and that of the Central Rural Plain and Barton.”

The statement said the design of the homes would be “sympathetic to the character of the area”, and said the apartment building would give the impression of terraced properties to be “in-keeping with the character of both the immediate and wider area”.

The statement said: “The proposed layout has been designed so as to respond to the character of the area and to protect the amenities of both neighbouring residents and future occupiers. The proposals will result in numerous benefits which are not significantly and demonstrably outweighed by any adverse impacts.”

A decision will be made by Wyre Council on the plans.