Low-cost homes pitched for village’s nursery site
TEN affordable homes could soon be built at a former garden nursery in a West Lancashire village.
Adactus Housing Group, which specialises in providing low-cost housing for rent and shared ownership, wants to build ten semidetached houses on Boundary Lane in Hesketh Bank.
The site is currently vacant and the derelict greenhouses there are due to be removed regardless of the outcome of this planning application, which has been formally submitted to West Lancashire council.
In total, 10 semidetached three-bed houses will then be made available under the Rent to Buy scheme, allowing working households to rent a home at a lower rent in order to give them the opportunity to save for a deposit and then go on and purchase their first home.
The decreased rent, known as Intermediate Rent, is usually set at 20% below the market value.
According to the plans, the new homes will be designed to match the existing properties on the street, each featuring two parking spaces and private garden or patio areas.
The application states: “The development reflects the linear nature of this semi rural area. The new homes introduce an attractive frontage along Boundary Lane, the former use was bordered by a high hedge and did not have any active frontage onto the highway.
“The new low hedge to the front boundaries will give good visibility and an ecological green edge to the site.”
Adactus manages more than 13,000 homes over 21 local authority areas in the North West.
The application will be considered by the council planning department.