Preston homes development set to be rejected

Maxy House Farm on Sandy Lane
Maxy House Farm on Sandy Lane
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Plans for a development of 14 executive homes look set to be thrown out.

An application has been lodged for the four and five-bedroomed detached houses at Maxy House Farm off Sandy Lane in Woodplumpton, Preston.

Proposals: Maxy House Farm in Woodplumpton

Proposals: Maxy House Farm in Woodplumpton

But planning bosses have recommended the scheme for refusal, saying it doesn’t fit in with the development of the surrounding area.

Andrew Bradshaw, whose Parkinson Developments has submitted the plans, said he was “upset” by the recommendation.

But he said: “I’m still going to go to the meeting to put my case forward.”

His plans for the site include the demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of nine four-bedroomed and five five-bedroomed detached homes.

The proposed development would deliver benefits to the city, which would include making a contribution to increasing the council’s housing supply

All of the homes would be two storeys high, and there would be a new access for vehicles from Sandy Lane.

However, a report to Preston Council’s planning committee, which will meet next Monday, said the plans should be refused.

It said: “The proposed development would deliver benefits to the city, which would include making a contribution to increasing the council’s housing supply, achieving high energy efficiency standards and economic development and investment.

“However development of the site in isolation of the remaining strategic location that it sits within, with no regard for the council’s policy aims to develop the strategic location comprehensively, sustainably and by reference to the masterplan significantly demonstrably outweigh the benefits of the proposed development.”

The plans for the new homes are a resubmission of a previous application to build homes on the same site, which was later withdrawn.

Details within the report state that six of the homes would have integral garages, while eight would have detached double garages.

The homes would be around an L-shaped cul-de-sac with a path on either side of the road, and existing trees would be kept. The proposed houses would have tiled roofs and dark stained windows.