Final Plans Submitted For 118 New Homes In Preston

Final plans have been submitted for a 118-home development in Preston.

Story Homes is seeking reserved matters planning permission for phase-two of its Waterside development in Lea, bringing the total number of homes in both phases to 292.

As part of the new phase, the developer will be launching a range of house type designs including a mixture of two, three, four and five-bedroom properties as part of ‘The Story Collection’.

The collection, which will be built on Sidgreaves Lane, Lea Road and by the Lancaster Canal in Cottam Hall, will include a range of family homes to ‘retain the unique street scenes, and internal layouts to offer modern, open plan living spaces’.

Since original proposals, developers have decided to revise the types of houses further needed to reflect current market demand.

There will now be more market value three-bedroom properties increasing from 11 to 45 with a significant reduction in larger four bedroom properties from 52 to 27.

The number of affordable three bedroom houses has been reduced from 17 to 5 to create a further 15 two-bedroom properties.

Story Homes’ Planning Manager Siobhan Sweeney, in planning documents, said: “The scheme will have benefits for the local economy during the construction phase as a result of direct and indirect employment opportunities through the sub-contractor and supply chains, as well as an increased demand for local services when the new houses are occupied.”

Planning documents submitted to Preston City Council, state: “The new range has been developed with the customer in mind, in particular the demand for open plan living and these house types are being rolled out across all new Story Homes’ sites.”

“Key house types have been carefully selected from Story’s new range to ensure that sufficient planting can be provided between the driveways. In addition, some of the proposed development will be formed by houses with a side parking arrangement or garages to provide continuity of planting to front garden areas.”

“Privacy distances internal to the site and between the proposed and existing development has been carefully set out to ensure a satisfactory level of privacy within private areas and minimise overlooking.”