Planning Approval Granted for 63 New Homes Near Blackburn Rugby Club

Resolution to grant planning consent has been secured on a site off Ramsgreave Drive in Blackburn, paving the way for 63 new homes to be built.

The planning consent was secured on 18th June. It is expected that the sale of the land to developer McDermott Homes will be completed in the very near future.

The sale of the land was managed by Lea Hough, who acted as agents advising the landowners on all aspects of the process. Our involvement with the landowners began in 2014, when we first began conversations with the landowners to identify the land as a potential development site.  

From this point, our planning and development team advised on planning and technical issues, sourcing advice from a team of specialist consultants to undertake feasibility studies for the site.

The next stage involved discussions and consultation with Blackburn with Darwen Council to secure allocation of site the for development and we were instrumental in the preparation of the Blackburn North Masterplan:

Richard Bailey at Lea Hough commented:

“In spite of the recent Covid-19 crisis and talk of an impact on the housing market, this approval goes to show that housing developments are still proceeding. In fact, this has been the case throughout the last three months; developers are still looking for and completing deals on sites, and work is continuing on sites that were already underway, albeit at a reduced pace due to social distancing.

“Quality new housing is still in demand and the fantastic location of this site with its convenient transport links and easy access to the surrounding countryside will make for a popular site with a variety of house buyers.”

Work will commence on the site in the coming weeks. When complete, the site will consist of 63 detached homes, varying in size from 3 to 5 bedrooms.

Lea Hough’s Planning and Development team have been involved in several land sales throughout Lancashire over the course of the last 12 months. We can advise landowners at an early stage on the most appropriate course of action, or else can become involved further down the line, for example when a site already has a planning application in process, or has existing planning consents.

For more information on our land disposal services in the sale of land, or to speak to use about any land or development matter, please get in touch.

For more information on the site at Ramsgreave Drive, contact McDermott Homes.  


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