950 New Homes Coming To Leyland On Former Site Of Leyland Motors

Leyland could be seeing 950 new homes being built in the coming years on the site of the former Leyland Motors Test Track as plans look set to be given the green light.

A major scheme for Leyland is set to be approved on land formerly occupied by Leyland Motors back in the 1970s.

South Ribble Borough Council’s planning committee deferred from making a decision earlier this year due to issues with developers on the level of affordable housing in Leyland.

Barratt Homes, the developer behind the plans, initially offered around 10% affordable housing but then raised the amount to 13.8% – Still far away from the council’s 30% quota.

But after “extensive discussions” between Barratt Homes and the council, the developer has succumbed to the hitting the quota, resulting in it appearing before Wednesday 23rd October’s planning committee meeting where it was approved.

In notes presented before the committee, officers write that “following extensive discussions over the past six months” they are “satisfied that the increased affordable provision to 30 per cent affordable units, split 50 per cent affordable rent and 50 per cent shared ownership, is acceptable”.

Members of Lancashire County Council have commented on the scheme as being “Important to the delivery” of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal to build 4 separate new road schemes, 17,000 new homes and create 20,000 new jobs for the area.