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Green light for 123 new homes in Longridge

Planning permission has been granted for a development that will create 123 new homes in Longridge.

The scheme is set to transform a 6.5-hectare site located off Higher Road in the Ribble Valley town, providing a boost to housing provision for local families and older people.

Comprising a mix of 53 two-bedroom, 46 three-bedroom and 24 four-bedroom homes – 31 of which will be bungalows – work is set to start on the development in 2023.

PWA Planning secured full planning permission for the development on behalf of Stanley Investments.

A total of 37 properties will be offered as affordable housing, including 12 for discounted sale, 13 for shared ownership and 12 for affordable rent.

Designed sensitively to reflect its locality, the homes will be built using materials including red brickwork and grey roof tiles to mimic the aesthetic of the surrounding properties. The development will also feature a children’s playground and green spaces.

Matthew Wyatt, associate at PWA Planning, said: “We’re proud to have worked alongside Stanley Investments to bring forward this scheme of high-quality homes.

“The development will help plug the need for more market, affordable and older persons housing in this area of the Ribble Valley, while offering a range of home ownership options to local people, including discounted open market sale and shared ownership.”

Neil Hughes, associate director at Stanley Investments, added: “We are delighted to have obtained planning permission on this site despite many obstacles and challenges including resource issues suffered within the LPA. We have overcome this by working very collaboratively with senior staff to ensure a positive outcome.”

Stanley Investments is delivering the site to registered housing provider Onward Homes on the scheme, which secured funding for the development through its Homes England Strategic Partner arrangements.

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