HPA Achieve Planning Permission for New Development in Middleton
HPA are thrilled to announce that, at the end of last year, we helped successfully gain planning permission for a 9 dwelling housing development in Middleton.
Our client initially approached us in 2020 to redevelop the site that previously held a farm in Middleton in Lancashire. The new development will be made up of high quality housing which removes a redundant abandoned farmstead from the centre of the village.
The house designs have been created to reference the site’s former agricultural use, and features predominantly stone walls and slate roofs. By utilising a natural and modern palette, the houses will complement the historic use of the site whilst showcasing a contemporary development for a 21st century lifestyle.
There are a number of different house types, with some plots inspired by traditional barns and others by the traditional farmhouses that would be similar to that which once stood within the landscape. The remaining plots will take influence from rural cottages and will use complementary designs to the larger plots to create a consistent, cohesive scheme across the site and the wider area beyond.
The site is classed as ‘previously developed land’, with a number of derelict agricultural buildings and the farm has been disused for a number of years. It’s location within an established residential area means that the development will improve the visual amenity of the area.
HPA Director, Richard Wooldridge, says:
“It’s been an incredibly complicated Planning Application due to a number of historic technical issues on the site, but we’ve worked with the support of the Local Councillor to gain permission to convert an abandoned and derelict farm into much needed family housing in this thriving community.”
The site is currently being marketed by SDL Property Auctions, Nationwide.
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