New homes to include vehicle charging points

Developer Anwyl Homes will start work on a 267-home development this summer which each house offering a car charging point. Tony McDonough reports

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Anwyl Homes has secured planning consent for the Priory Gardens in Burscough


Developer Anwyl Homes is to start work this summer on a multi-million pound residential development comprising 267 homes.

Anwyl has secured planning consent for the Priory Gardens that will include a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, including some bungalows. There will be 94 affordable homes provided as part of the project.

Construction will begin in the next few weeks and the first homes will be released for sale later this year, with the first residents moving in mid-2021. Every home will include an electric vehicle charging point and the development will feature several landscaped swales, ponds and wetland areas together with a new park.

John Grime, managing director of Anwyl Homes Lancashire, said: “Having acquired circa 20 acres at Yew Tree Park from Crompton Property Developments earlier this year, we’re pleased that West Lancashire Council has now given reserved matters approval for our homes and we are looking forward to getting on site.

“Approximately halfway between Liverpool and Preston, Burscough is a thriving community with shops, schools and services, including Burscough Wharf with its eateries, arts centre and artisan market. Ormskirk is only a few minutes’ drive away, offering an even wider choice for shopping and leisure.

“There are also two train stations locally providing direct services to Preston in less than 30 minutes, Manchester in around an hour, and via Ormskirk for Liverpool in 50 minutes. It really is a great location.”

The wider Yew Tree Park development, of which Priory Gardens forms part, will eventually comprise 580 homes, a care home, community centre and parkland. There are also plans for retail and industrial units, including a soft play centre and the new neighbourhood includes a potential school site.

“We’ll have homes for a wide range of customers, from first time buyers to growing families who need more living space and those who want to downsize while still enjoying plenty of comfort,” Mr Grime added.

Last week, Anwyl’s construction division handed over a £3.4m extra care development to Wirral based Magenta Living. The Barncroft development in Pensby encompasses 21 apartments, built around a range of internal and external communal spaces.

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