Woodplumpton Parish Council to discuss luxury housing plan

Maxy House Farm on Sandy Lane in Cottam, Preston where a planning application has been submitted to build 14 homes
Maxy House Farm on Sandy Lane in Cottam, Preston where a planning application has been submitted to build 14 homes
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The Parish Council will meet to discuss views on the development of 14 new luxury executive homes in Woodplumpton later this month.

An application to build the four and five bedroom homes at Maxy House Farm off Sandy Lane, was re-submitted to Preston City Council earlier this year following the withdrawal of an earlier application for 13 homes from applicant, Andrew Bradshaw.

Andy Bradshaw

Andy Bradshaw

Mr Bradshaw, who owns the farm will be building the homes himself on the land following the demolition of an existing bungalow and stables, if the plans are given the go-ahead.

But Julie Buttle, clerk of Woodplumpton Parish Council has said that a meeting will be held on February 23 to discuss the re-submission, after the council objected to the original application last year.

Julie said: “The Parish Council objected to the 2014 application because we felt that it wasn’t in keeping with the master plan for the area, which includes affordable, two and three bedroom houses.”

The 14 house are to be developed around a cul-de-sac, formed from an access road off Sandy Lane.

Neil Anyon, of Anyon Architectural & Planning, Ridge Way, Penwortham, said the application follows the approval to build 12 houses on Lightfoot Lane.

He said: “We submitted the application for the 12 houses last year and we have done everything that the local authority have asked us to when they rejected the original plan for those.

“With that in mind, we are expecting the application for the 14 houses off Sandy Lane to be approved.”

Mr Anyon added that while affordable housing is an issue, it is not a requirement if you are building 14 homes or less.

The larger, detached houses, that are said to be sold for between £300,000 and £450,000, will be in addition to the approved plans from Wainhomes to build 350 homes in the area.