Plans reveal more houses to be built by Lancashire town's busy road

Plans have revealed another 21 houses to be located in a Lancashire town, near a busy road. The properties have been allocated for land off one of Poulton’s busiest roads.

An application has been lodged with Wyre planners on behalf of Baxter Homes for a development off Garstang Road East. The proposals are a re-submission of earlier plans which have already been granted planning permission and are the final piece in a larger housing development off Garstang Road East.

The majority of the 524-homes consented for the project have already been completed as part of a joint scheme from Jones Homes and Persimmon Homes. When that huge housing scheme was first motted, there were a considerablke number of objections.


The latest plans have attracted five objections. One stated: “The development will cause significant disturbance for the local area, leading to the loss of natural habitats, increased emissions and reduced air quality, creating a negative impact on quality of life for locals.

“The current infrastructure in the local area, such as dentists, schools, doctors, does not support an increase in population which will also have a negative impact on local communities, further stretching already restricted services and tightening availability for existing locals.”

A design and access statement on behalf of Baxter Homes, said: “The proposal completes the development of the land located from PoultonGardens and The Blossoms, Poulton le Fylde, in line with the current planning permission. The location of the open space, is naturally fixed by the presence of the abutting wider public open space and pondand contributes to the attractive appearance of the development, although it was acknowledged that it would not provide a usable recreation area.”

Wyre Council’s planning committee will make a decision on the plans in coming weeks.