Hundreds more homes planned for Farington Moss

Farington Moss Southern masterplan
Farington Moss Southern masterplan

A number of residents have objected to new plans for 400 homes in Leyland.

The Homes and Communities Agency, which owns land in Farington Moss, has applied for outline planning permission to South Ribble Council for houses off Flensburg Way, between Moss Lane and Croston Road.

It comes as the council has announced that the first phase of building work on the land between Heatherleigh and Moss Lane, earmarked for up to 800 houses with community and leisure facilities in the council’s Local Development Framework, could begin by this time next year.

The latest application follows a number of proposals for housing in the area, which residents have fought hard to push back.

Now, people are opposing this latest scheme, arguing that more houses in the area will create problems with traffic, flooding, wildlife, and over-crowding local facilities such as GP surgeries and schools.

Last year, outline planning permission was granted for 350 homes on land between Heatherleigh to Bannister Lane, and an update from the council’s planning department about the southern section of the whole site reads: “The northern most half of this part of the site has been marketed by the landowner.

“Officers have been advised that a reserved matters application could be submitted in August or September of this year.

“This could potentially result in a start on site in spring 2015 and could be built out in five years.”

Plans by Wainhomes for 14 detached homes off Murray Avenue were also approved last year, but a number of proposals were knocked back because they did not fit in with the council’s wider vision for the site.

Another application is currently outstanding. Wainhomes has applied for outline planning permission for 125 houses on land to the north of Bannister Lane and to the rear of houses 398 and 414 Croston Road.