Housing Plans Get the Go Ahead

Housing Plans Get the Go Ahead

Date: 26/02/2015

Exactly 12 years ago to the day, Lancaster Leisure Park revealed proposals for a new housing development on the site.  Today, we can finally reveal that planning permission has been granted by Lancaster City Council and within the next three years, Miller Homes will build a total of 71 dwellings on the former Hornsea Pottery site.

Allan Blackburn, Owner of the site explained, “I’ve always wanted a mixture of affordable and luxury housing on this site and now 12 years to the day,that we first applied for planning, I am absolutely thrilled to be able to announce that the building can now go ahead.”

Over the years, different plans had been submitted and for various reasons not passed. This time no-one has legally objected under “section 106” and the planning permission that was passed in June is now firmly in place.

The project is estimated to take 3 years to complete. There will be 71 dwellings in total with 30% affordable housing.  The estate will be made up of 12 two bedroom flats and apartments, and 59 two, three and four bedroom houses, all of which are energy efficient and eco friendly. 

Part of the work in preparation for the houses to be built, is a complete revamp of Lancaster Leisure Park’s, drives and car parking facilities. The first thing to go is the old go kart track, which will be tarmaced along with all the drives and car parks.  Car parking spaces will be marked out and numbered, and there will be double the amount of disabled parking.

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