Housing proposal for farmland site

Back on: Land around Maxy House Farm
Back on: Land around Maxy House Farm
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Proposals for another homes development in Cottam have been put forward to Preston Council.

Plans have been submitted by applicant Andrew Bradshaw to build 14 detached houses at Maxy House Farm on Sandy Lane, following the demolition of a farmhouse and other buildings.

The council’s planning committee last year gave the green light for up to 350 homes to be built on an 11.30 hectare site around Maxy House Farm, from 
Wainhomes Developments Ltd.

A design and access statement for the 14-home development said all existing structures would be demolished, and a new access would be built from Sandy Lane.

It said: “The proposed site is for a very small number of units which, as the previous documents illustrate, will not prejudice the significantly larger proposals approved in outline or pending determination. It would also introduce an element of diversity and choice into a market area that otherwise will be restricted to the major national and regional housing developers.

“The site is currently self-contained for stables and dwelling house, with a single access to Sandy Lane with land in the applicant’s ownership for appropriate site lines.”

The statement said there would be three house types on the development, all with double garages.

Coun Julie Buttle, clerk to Woodplumpton Parish Council, said questions were raised at this week’s meeting about the amount of work that could take place in the area at the same time.

She said: “We know the development is going to be happening, but it’s a case of how much development we are going to allow on site at any one time.

“If we’ve got Wainhomes and then a private developer doing another development, we are doubling all the construction traffic up.”

She added: “There were questions regarding the need for four-bedroom homes, the lack of affordable housing and whether it would be in keeping, and whether the phasing of it should be after the other homes have been constructed.”

A decision will be made on the full application by Preston Council’s planning committee.

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