Bartle Village scheme will deliver 30% affordable housing and new transport infrastructure
Preston City Council has given its backing to proposals to build around 1,100 new homes on a 46ha site near the village of Higher Bartle.
The authority’s planning committee granted outline planning permission for the homes and full consent for a new access roundabout on the Preston Western Distributor Road at its meeting on Thursday last week.
Robertson Strategic Asset Management, which is promoting the scheme on behalf of landowner Tom Barron Pension Fund, said several housebuilders had already expressed interest in the development, which will be known as Bartle Village.
David Miller, planning and development director at RSAM, said that as well as a new sustainable community near the village of Higher Bartle the proposals would deliver improved transport connections for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users and boost Preston’s wider economy.
“Working with the potential housebuilders we will be upholding the emerging design code agenda which will improve design standards,” he said.
“Bartle Village is set to become a thriving community through the provision of 30% of the dwellings being affordable housing, contributions to improving local transport links and grass roots sports.”
RSAM said it would now start infrastructure work for the project in partnership with Lancashire County Council.