In July 2017 Lancashire County Council Highways department again expressed major concerns with Persimmon Homes plan to build on Altys Brickworks and adjacent Green Field. The majority of their concerns had been raised in the previous Reserved Matters application in 2016 but LCC Highways claim these were never addressed. Highways letter to Planning of 20th July 2017  states:

Highways will not adopt any of the development served off the second access (south of Mill Lane) and much of the site served of the main access does not meet our adoptable standards.

LCC Highways claim Persimmon dismissed their comments stating that all the roads (where issues were highlighted) were to remains private access roads. How will these roads be managed?

Of particular interest to potential purchases of these properties is the revelation that all garage sizes are smaller than Highways recommended 6 x 3m.

Persimmon have since proposed to increased the size of their detached garages to comply but for houses with integral garages, these is no proposal to change, only to increase the width of their driveways.

If anyone would like to make a comment that counts about Persimmon’s proposals to build 212 dwellings on the old Brick works and adjacent Greenfield, including almost 50 dwellings in the Coastal Zone, the only comment that counts is a Planning Comment. For many of us, this would be an objection.

Please follow the menu option  MAKE A PLANNING COMMENT at the top of the page for guidance on how to do this.

The Planning application reference number is 2017/0492/ARM

We don’t yet know whether this resubmitted application will be heard at the September Planning Committee (7th September, 7:30PM) but we’ll let you know

We hope the Planning Committee will again refuse the application, particularly as there has been NO REDUCTION in the number of dwellings proposed on Coastal Zone since the last Reserved Matters application was refused.

PLEASE MAKE YOUR CONCERNS KNOWN TO:  Plan.apps@westlancs.gov.uk