Places for People has acquired a site in Thornton-Cleveleys, near Blackpool, Lancashire with planning consent for 80 new homes.
The 6.5-acre site, purchased from Wain Homes, is located at the edge of the village of Thornton close to the Wyre Estuary Country Park, just a few miles outside of Blackpool.
The housing association says it will build 28 homes for shared ownership and 52 for rent, designed in a mix of sizes and layouts that will provide “much-needed” accommodation, and contribute towards local housing targets.
The layouts of the homes will be reconfigured to Places for People’s standard house types with “carefully considered” design and “high standards” of energy efficiency.
Situated off Lambs Road, the site forms the second phase of a wider masterplan by Wain Homes. The earlier phase of this development is already complete and plans for a new grocery Co-Op convenience store have also been approved.
Places for People aims to start on site in early 2024 with the first homes expected to be ready for occupation in the summer.
Nilam Buchanan, regional managing director, central and north, at Places for People, said: “We are pleased to have completed the purchase of this site in Thornton-Cleveleys with planning permission already in place, allowing us to move ahead with the delivery of shared ownership and rental homes for local people.
“Wain Homes has already successfully established a popular new residential community in the earlier phase of development that creates an extension to the existing village, so our customers will be able to move into a convenient and thriving community.
“As a company, we are committed to building sustainable and resilient communities that include high standards of design and construction, incorporating attractive green spaces and energy-saving features where we know that people will feel welcome.”
With its expansive coastline and estuary, the Borough of Wyre is described as an appealing place to live, and the village of Thornton is well-served with local amenities. The Lambs Road site is well placed for commuting, says Places for People, with the M55 just a short drive away giving direct links to the motorway network, rail connections at Poulton-le-Fylde providing access to the West Coast Main Line services at Preston, and regular bus services operating throughout the area.
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