New homes on the way for quay scheme

The new homes will be built off St George's Quay.
The new homes will be built off St George's Quay.

Plans for housing to be built on part of a major development site on Lancaster quay were given the green light this week.

Redrow Homes will build 60 properties on the Luneside West site in Thetis Road at Lune Business Park after city councillors voted in favour at Monday’s planning committee meeting.

The houses will be a mix of 12 one-bed, 16 two-bed and 32 three-bed units, and will replace the 50 homes which had been originally approved.

Some of these new dwellings are the “cottage styled” apartments that externally appear to be designed as houses, but are actually one-bed flats one above the other but with their own front door at ground level.

The applicant to date (with the exception of the properties facing onto New Quay Road) has sought to develop 1930s styled housing, but this application seeks to introduce some contemporary styled house types, more akin to the modern approach adopted on other parts of the site.

Affordable housing will be incorporated as part of the scheme, and social rented and shared ownership will also be available.

The previously approved road network within the site will not alter.

Councillors unanimously approved the plans.

Coun Eileen Blamire said: “We really need this type of housing so this is fantastic. I am really pleased with it.”

The application is part of a wider scheme for the Luneside West development, which is on the site of the former Lune Mills complex.