Plans approved for new luxury bungalows in North Preston

View over north Preston from Longridge

PWA Planning has helped gain planning permission on behalf of a bespoke housebuilder for a select development of seven new bungalows in rural Preston.

We have worked with William Thompson Homes Limited to achieve planning consent for the seven properties on land to the rear of the stables at 907 and 909 Whittingham Lane, near Goosnargh.

The planning application was our first to gain approval by way of a Technical Details Consent following the introduction of the ‘Permission in Principle’ planning rules.

The four-bedroom dormer bungalows offer modern open plan living and dining spaces with a separate lounge, utility room, bathroom and en-suite bedroom, with a further three double bedrooms to the first floor. Each property comes with a detached or integral garage and private gardens.

Bill Thompson, director at William Thompson Homes Ltd, said: “We’re thrilled to be moving forward with this bespoke development of modern bungalows. These homes will sit within an attractively landscaped plot and do perfect justice to their rural location.”

Rachael Leather, assistant planner at PWA Planning, said: “This project has been one of the first where we opted for the Permission in Principle route to development, which is available for smaller housing-led developments and enables the process to be split into two stages.

“Having established that the land was suitable for housing development as part of the Permission in Principle consent in April 2019, the second stage has covered the finer details of development. We’re pleased to have achieved our first Technical Details Consent and delighted for our client who can now go ahead and build these attractive new homes.”

Permission in Principle can offer developers and landowners a simpler and more cost-effective route to development for schemes with nine or fewer houses.