Green light for up to 300 new homes for Lancaster district
Plans for up to 300 new homes across the Lancaster district were given backing this week.
Proposals for the housing developments were on the agenda at Monday's city council planning committee to consider - and all were granted approval.
This means 292 new homes can now be built across Lancaster, Heysham, Halton and Cockerham.
The schemes had all previously gone before the committee, but were being re-presented in light of the new Local Plan, which was officially adopted by the council earlier this month.
The Homes and Communities Agency submitted plans to build 71 new homes to land at the Royal Albert Farm site off Pathfinders Drive in Lancaster.
Included in the plans was the conversion into six apartments of Grade 2 listed building Derby Home, which is connected to the Jamea Al Kauthar Islamic College (formerly the Royal Albert Hospital).
Also in Lancaster were plans for 27 two-storey homes off Wyresdale Road.
The houses would be made up of four two-bedroom, six three-bedroom and 17 four-bedroom proeprties.
Holden Homes Ltd were granted permission to build up to 75 houses in Heysham, on land south of the Trumacar Lane playing fields, off Middleton Road.
A plan originally submitted in April by Russell Armer Ltd for 65 homes in Halton was also on the agenda.
The houses are earmarked for land behind Pointer Grove and next to High Road, close to St Wilfrid's Primary School.
The site, currently used for agricultural purposes, will see 65 homes made up of two one-bedroom apartments, 12 two-bedroom houses, 35 three-bedroom houses and 16 four-bedroom houses.
Meanwhile, two applications for developments in Cockerham were also given the go-ahead.
One application will see 24 new homes built on farmland to the east of Lancaster Road and north of Willey Lane.
A second scheme in the village will see a further 24 homes on farmland at the back of The Manor Inn in Main Street.