Plans for 160 homes are set to be allowed

Angry residents are preparing to protest against highly controversial plans for a new 160-home estate that is set to be allowed.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 9:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 11:39 am
Land off Grasmere Avenue, Leyland, which is set to get houses built there
Land off Grasmere Avenue, Leyland, which is set to get houses built there

There has been a number of objections to the plans which have been submitted by Sterling Property Company Ltd.

People have organised a protest outside the civic centre, Leyland, before the meeting and almost 200 letters objecting to the proposal were sent to the council.

MPs Nigel Evans and Seema Kennedy are also involved. Mr Evans supported the campaign against the application.

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Mrs Kennedy requested that extra care is taken to ensure due diligence is carried out with the application and that the planning process is carried out in a fair manner, taking into account all the objections from local residents.

The objections mainly relate to site access and traffic in the area. But they also include environmental, flooding and drainage, pollution, residential, community and policy issues

The site comprises land bounded by residential properties on Grasmere Avenue, Windermere Avenue and Kentmere Drive to the east, Farington Hall Wood to the south and Lancashire Business Park to the north.

Land to the south and west of Lancashire Business Park is also owned by the applicant and forms part of the Farington Hall Estate. Outline application has already been granted.

Councillors will be told in an officer’s report: “This reserved matters application for 160 dwellings, public open space, cycle and footpath links and landscaping has been considered in light of current planning policy and is considered to be acceptable.

“Although objections have been received many of the points raised relate to access and traffic issues which have already been considered.

“The application brings forward this allocated housing site for development, provides affordable housing, open space, footpath links and also monies to help bring the adjacent employment site forward.”