Housing plan for former council building on agenda

Site: Former LCC building on Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge
Site: Former LCC building on Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge
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PLANS to build 34 houses on the site of a former social services office will go before South Ribble Council on Wednesday

New Progress Housing Group and the Eric Wright Group have applied to develop the boarded-up former Lancashire County Council Social Services base in Brindle Road, for social rented housing.

If approved there will be four two-bed flats, 12 one-bed flats, 16 two-bed houses and two three-bed houses.

The council has received 10 letters of objection over the plans relating to a number of issues including traffic concerns, noise worries and objections over appearance.

The plans have been recommended for approval. A report due before the council recommends the decision being delegated to the Planning Manager upon completion of a Section 106 agreement.

A document due before the planning committee states: “A number of objections have been received from neighbouring residents who object on the grounds of the scale, appearance and density of the proposal and consider it will have an adverse impact on their properties in terms of overlooking and loss of privacy, particularly to properties opposite.

“However, it is considered the proposal will not result in any undue loss of privacy or overlooking as it adequately achieves the normally required separation distances to all existing dwellings.

“The properties are all two storey in scale which is commensurate with existing properties in the area.”

It adds: “Furthermore, as the site is set back from Brindle Road, it does not appear over-intensive when viewed from Brindle Road.”

The meeting takes place at the Civic Centre in West Paddock, Leyland, from 6pm and is open to the public.