Proposals for 14 new houses in village

Chairman: Coun Hesketh
Chairman: Coun Hesketh
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Plans to build a residential development in a Lancashire village will go before council chiefs next week.

The proposals are for 14 detached houses on land off Old School Drive in Longton.

The plans, which have been submitted by Redrow Lancashire, will go before South Ribble Council’s planning committee on Wednesday.

The proposals are for four or five bedroom houses.

They will all be two-storeys high and there will be an area of open space including a pond.

The site is described as ‘open, rough grassland’ and is ‘relatively flat.’

A report due to go before the planning committee states that the homes would be constructed in a variety of designs using multi-red facingbrick, smooth cream or white renders, blue-grey mineral fibre slates and larch strip boarding.

The council has received 11 letters of objection from people in the area.

The reasons include congestion, highway safety, impact on wild life and ecology and other reasons such as impact on character of area and loss of views.

The report added: “The proposed layout, elevation and boundary treatment details have been amended in response to comments made by officers and residents with regards to gable end design, distances / overlooking from neighbouring properties.”

Councillors are recommended to approve the plans subject to a S106 Agreement.

The meeting, chaired by Coun Jon Hesketh, will be held at the Civic Centre in Towngate, Leyland from 6pm.

Redrow Lancashire was unavailable for comment when contacted by the Evening Post.