Project Update: New Housing Development off Ramsgreave Drive in Blackburn

Work has commenced on the construction of a housing development in Blackburn following the successful sale of land as overseen by Lea Hough’s Land and Development team.

The development by MrDermott Homes, named ‘Highgate, Blackburn’, is located off Ramsgreave Drive, near Blackburn Rugby Club.

Following planning consent and the start of the construction of 63 new homes, the development is now being marketed by McDermott Homes, with a launch date of summer 2021.  Homes on the development range from 3 to 5 bedrooms and are all detached.

Lea Hough first began working with the landowners in 2014 where the 9.14 acre site was identified as having potential for development. Upon being appointed, our team began to advise on planning and technical issues, also appointing and overseeing a team of specialist consultants on a feasibility study for the site.

Following this, discussions and consultation with Blackburn with Darwen Council began through the Local Plan review process. With our involvement, allocation of site the for development was secured and we were instrumental in the preparation of the Blackburn North Masterplan.

The fantastic location of this site with its convenient transport links and easy access to the surrounding countryside made it a strong proposition and Lea Hough’s team were able to guide the landowners through the marketing and negotiation process to ultimately achieve an excellent sale value.

Lea Hough’s Planning and Development team have been involved in several land sales throughout Lancashire over the course of the last 12 months. Quality new housing in Lancashire remains high on the agenda and as such, land that is suitable for development is still in demand.

Lea Hough’s Land and Development team are highly experienced in working with clients, including private land owners, companies and local authorities, who wish to sell land or a portion of a plot.  Our team have extensive experience in land assembly, bringing sites forward with immediate development potential and project managing sites with longer term prospects requiring promotion through the local plan process.

For more information on the services of our specialist Land and development team, please get in touch.

Highgate, McDermott Homes.


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