44 new homes next to Broughton club approved

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The land next to the Broughton club would be built on Pic: Google

A proposal to build 44 new homes in Broughton has been approved.












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The application site includes a field south of Whittingham Lane and east of Broughton & District Club.

The site will contain a mix of detached and semi-detached bungalows and two-storey houses. There will be 12 two-bedroom houses of two different house types, 15 three-bedroom houses of four different house types, and 17 four-bedroom houses of five different house types.

As the site is not within the main urban area of ​​Preston, the provision of affordable housing on site is necessary. A total of 15 affordable housing units are proposed, which equates to an affordable housing supply of 35%.

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A financial contribution for 10 primary school places (£167,499.60) and four secondary school places (£92,247.00) is also required to comply with the Broughton Neighborhood Development Plan and the local Broughton Plan. Preston 2012-2026.

Vehicle access to the houses will be direct from Whittingham Lane via a new priority T-junction.

The program proposes that the houses be constructed from facing brick and tiled roofs to complement existing properties in the surrounding area. Landscaping would be included on the site with the planting of trees along the roads as well as in the front gardens.

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The Design and Access Statement stated: ‘The proposed development would relate well to the surrounding built form and due to the award of the Neighborhood Plan the site has already been accepted as suitable in terms of landscape for this part of the site and that the site would be seen as a “logical extension” of the urban form of Broughton. »

Seven letters of objection to the proposal were received, the reasons for which can be summarized below:

  • There are already enough housing estates in Broughton;
  • The land is expected to be left vacant for a possible extension of leisure facilities at the Broughton and District Club;
  • The site is too close to the tennis courts and is not suitable for housing;
  • The proposed access is too close to the James Towers Way roundabout and is potentially dangerous;
  • Inadequate drainage information was submitted;
  • Loss of green spaces and habitats for wildlife;
  • Inadequate car parking offered
  • Increased traffic and pollution.

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