Approval For Story Homes’ Cottam Development

Preston City Council has granted planning consent to the 119-unit second phase of the housebuilder’s Waterside residential scheme.

Story Homes intends to start work on the site on Cottam Way, Preston, in the spring and complete the first homes this autumn.

The latest consent was for a reserved matters application proposing a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom properties as the second phase of the scheme. The application has added 10 units compared to the initial outline plans, taking the total number of homes to be delivered at Waterside to 294.

Story is launching a range of new house type designs at Waterside, including the four-bedroom detached Hewson, Harrison and Jefferson models.

Siobhan Sweeney, planning manager at Story Homes, said: “We are pleased that Preston City Council has granted permission for the re-plan of this development. We worked closely with the council to design a scheme that is not only high-quality but will also complement the existing character of Cottam.

“Waterside is a key development in the area with only two homes remaining for sale in our first phase. In this next phase of new homes, we’re excited to be bringing The Story Collection to Waterside – these homes showcase the best of our designs over the years in one range.”

Story added that the scheme will seek to benefit the local community and economy through the subcontractor and supply chains, and through an increased demand for local services once the houses are occupied.