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  • Land bought for building 267 homes  at Yew Tree site

    Kenny Parker

    LAND has been purchased for the building of 267 houses in Burscough for the second stage of the Yew Tree Farm Development.

    Outline planning for the wider development was granted in 2017 with Phase 1 of 147 houses  being undertaken by Redrow  Homes.

    Anwyl Homes Lancashire submitted a reserved matters application to West Lancs council last November to undertake Phase 2  which will consist of 267  homes, including 94 classed as affordable.

    The developer says that it has now purchased 20 acres of land for the development from Crompton Property Developments Ltd

    John Grime, managing director of Anwyl Homes Lancashire, said: “Acquiring land at Yew Tree Farm is a major milestone for us.

    “It’s a key strategic development site for West Lancashire and gives Anwyl the potential for more than five years of production in this one location.

    “Known as Priory Gardens, our development will provide a boost to the local housing supply.”

    Priory Gardens will feature a wide mix of one- to four-bedroom properties, including apartments, bungalows, mews, semi-detached and detached houses.

    Mr Grime added: “Burscough is a thriving community. We’ve carefully considered the housing mix at Priory Gardens to meet local needs and there’s a good choice of properties planned, including three and four-bedroom detached private sale homes.”

    The Yew Tree Farm development on Liverpool Road South will eventually compromise 580 homes, a care home, community centre and parkland, along with plans for retail and industrial units including a soft play centre.

    The new neighbourhood also includes a potential school site.

    Anwyl will provide an electric vehicle charging point for every home at Priory Gardens

    A number of landscaped swales, ponds/wetlands are being created as part of the development, which will also include a new park and landscaped public open space.

    Anwyl will fund a number of local highway and drainage improvements off site, plus the homebuilder has produced travel plans to encourage residents to adopt sustainable methods of transport.

    Subject to planning approval, Anwyl hopes to start work on site this summer with the first homes due to be released for sale later in the year.

    It is anticipated that the first properties will be ready to move into in early 2021 and that the development will be complete by 2026.


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