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Story Homes plans to deliver housing and 1.7m sq ft of employment space on 408 acres between Samlesbury Enterprise Zone and Junction 31 of the M6 in South Ribble.
The creation of Cuerdale Garden Village aims to respond to the growth opportunities provided by the enterprise zone and the development of the headquarters for the National Cyber Force.
The government announced last year that it planned to build the National Cyber Force HQ at the former Samlesbury Aerodrome. By 2023, around 3,000 people could be working out of the facility.
Story’s plans for Cuerdale Garden Village include:
The garden village will cost in excess of £400m to build and will provide a £277m annual boost to the South Ribble economy, according to Turley Economics.
In addition, Manchester-based Logik Developments is drawing up plans for employment space on land earmarked for future phases of Cuerdale Garden Village.
A consultation on Story’s proposals is open and will run until 25 February. Lexington is supporting Story on the consultation.
An outline planning application will be submitted to South Ribble Council in March.
Hear more about how Lancashire is delivering jobs and homes the Lancashire Development Update on Thursday.
Glad that Story are developing this. Probably the best volume house builder operating in the NW right now.
@Joel H. I agree. The finishes and fenestration on Story Homes are convincing and of a high quantity – I’ve seen this up close on eg their Cottam scheme.
Whilst I agree with the comments about about Story, who for me are the best house builders in the area, this is completely the wrong location.
Preston as a city North of the river is spot on. The PR postcode south of the river though is a messy urban sprawl that’s like something in America with no resemblance to a city. Chorley, Leyland, Buckshaw Village, and Walton Summit all roll into each other in a messy square. Rather than adding to the edge of Preston as a city, or Blackburn, this would be replicating the problem to the South, but to the East. It’s essentially a corridor that would connect Preston and Blackburn without benefiting either city. Story would be much better applying to add 800 houses to the edge of each city, rather than creating this urban bridge.
Up to 1,300 homes and 1.7m sq ft of employment space could be built on more than 400 acres of Green Belt north and south of the A59 close to junction 31 of the M6.
Lancashire County Council has begun the process of procuring a contractor for the proposed railway station, between Lea Road and Sidgreaves Lane in northwest Preston.
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