Homebuilder set to bring over £1m investment to Lancashire town

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A homebuilder is set to deliver a number of high-quality homes to a Lancashire town as part of its newly launched development which will yield over £1million in investment.

The development on Aston Way in Leyland sits on the site of the former Leyland test track and will offer a range of 197 properties for house hunters, including 59 affordable homes during its first phase, the planning request agreement approving the possibility of a maximum of 950 properties. .

In addition to new properties, the development will also offer on-site open public spaces and various off-site highway improvements, including the creation of cycle paths, bridleways and footpaths within and beyond the site. , and improvements to nearby roads, such as Titan Way and Midge. Alley of the Hall.

Over its life cycle, the development will support more than 390 jobs, from on-site construction to supply chain, with the five-star developer also providing a significant monetary investment as part of its planning agreement under the 106 with South Ribble Council and Lancashire County Council.

The funding, which is £1,262,750, is part of the planning agreement for the new development and will be used to support services and improve facilities for residents of Leyland and surrounding areas.

Around £800,000 of the funds will fund a new bus service to serve the development, as well as £227,515 for improvements to the adjacent Paradise Park, with a further £50,000 provided to maintain it.

£25,000 will also be donated towards the installation of public artwork, which will be located at development level or featured on display boards detailing the site’s history.

As part of Centurion Village, Barratt Homes will also create over nine hectares of green infrastructure, which will include a number of wildlife and landscaped corridors, ponds and swales.

The proposed planning agreement also includes the provision of land for an indoor school, as well as a local center.

Barratt Homes Manchester Managing Director Neil Goodwin said: “We are delighted to announce that we have now launched our Leyland development, Centurion Village, and will be bringing a high quality collection of new homes to the area.

“As a builder of five-star homes, it is important that we invest in the communities in which we build, which is why we are excited to create a lasting legacy in Leyland that residents of the area and surrounding areas will benefit from.”

Centurion Village is just south of Preston and will offer residents the chance to experience a rural life in the town of Leyland.

The M6 ​​is a short distance away for convenient transport links, and there are a number of ‘outstanding’ schools in the area for growing families.

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