Future spine road will provide access to new developments in Farington Moss

Plans for 122 homes, which will be accessed from a new major road running through Leyland, have been given the go-ahead.
Plans for 122 homes, which will be accessed from a new major road running through Leyland, have been given the go-ahead.
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Plans for 122 homes, which will be accessed from a new major road running through Leyland, have been given the go-ahead.

Wainhomes wants to create a new estate to the north of Bannister Lane and to the west of Croston Road in Farington Moss, which will also include open space and a play area.

The land is part of a wider area known as ‘Site W’ which is earmarked for housing under South Ribble Council’s Local Development Framework.

Residents have complained about the development of the land in the past, but South Ribble Council’s planning committee voted through the Wainhomes scheme this week.

Chairman of the committee, Coun Jon Hesketh, said: “I think a lot of things have been ironed out as best they can.

“This site has been through the mill a number of times and it’s been well represented over a few applications.

“I think the public can see that this needs to go through.”

Outline plans had already been passed, and the more detailed application was given the green light on Wednesday.

It is hoped that a new spine road, which is set to be built connecting Croston Road to Flensburg Way as outlined in the Lancashire County Council (LCC) Highways and Transport Masterplan, will resolve the issue of increased traffic in the area.

That road will cut through the centre of ‘Site W’, which is set to become an 800-home development between Heatherleigh and Moss Lane over the next few years.

The spine road is set to be built by the end of 2016, and will be the main access route to the housing development.

In the meantime, the cul-de-sac of Bannister Lane will be used as a temporary access road to the houses.

Planning officers had recommended the proposals be approved, and wrote in documents for the committee: “The layout of the proposed scheme includes a central section of the proposed spine road, which is to run through the wider ‘Site W’ from the Flensburg Way roundabout to Heatherleigh, designed to include a shared footway/cycle way as part of a ‘Green Link’.”