New housing estate in Lancaster will boost community with new playground and biodiversity scheme

A Lancashire village is set to “significantly benefit” from a new housing development under construction.

By Catherine Musgrove
Wednesday, 9th March 2022, 3:37 pm

Homebuilder Russell Armer Homes has started building work on 65 two to four bedroom homes, as well as one bedroom apartments, at its Bowland Fold development in the village of Halton, near Lancaster.

As part of the development, 13 affordable homes will be created for people with links to the local area and a significant sum of money will be granted to Lancaster City Council and ring fenced for the local community through the Government’s New Homes Bonus Scheme.

In addition, 1.67 hectares of public open green space - which accounts for nearly 40 per cent of the overall development area - will be created and will include a children’s play area. And there will be tree planting and a biodiversity scheme implemented.

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An artist's impression of how the new estate will look

Blue-green corridor

Improvements will be made to the existing watercourse running through the site to provide one central, biodiverse ‘blue-green’ corridor to help manage and hold back surface water from existing homes.

Nicky Gordon, managing director of Russell Armer Homes, said: “We listened to what residents would like as part of the Bowland Fold development, and we’re proud to be providing so many key amenities and facilities to boost the local area.

“The development comes at an exciting time for Russell Armer Homes and its sister company Genesis Homes as we start construction on more than 300 homes over three sites, and we’re looking forward to creating a great community in the county of Lancashire with this latest development.”