Purpose of this Consultation
Emery Planning are soon to submit a full planning application on behalf of Beck Homes (NW) Ltd and the Stockton Family for a residential development of 9 detached dwellings on land to the rear of 60 Star Lane, Lymm.
There is currently a significant need for new housing in the Borough of Warrington, with increasing pressure on land within the Green Belt to help accommodate this new growth. Beck Homes have worked to create a scheme at Star Lane which would provide a high-quality development comprising nine detached four bedroom homes, utilising a previously developed brownfield site. This development would help contribute to the local housing need in a sustainable way.
Unfortunately due to current Covid-19 limitations, we are not able to hold a face-to-face consultation event, as we may otherwise have done. Instead, this website provides details of the proposed development and provides an opportunity for comments on the proposal to be received from the local community.
This is an opportunity for you to see details of proposal ahead of its submission. At a later date, following the applications submission, you will likely be notified by the Council that the application has been validated. You may wish to direct any comments or questions you have to the council when they assess the application, however before that time, we would be happy to assist you with answering any questions, comments or concerns you may have. We are also recording any expressions of interest from those who may be interested in living at the proposed development.
The application site includes 60 Star Lane, Lymm and the land to the rear. As you may be aware, the site has been in the ownership of the Stockton family for in excess of 50 years, and at one time was used for the storage and processing of timber pallets; however in recent years the site has been underutilised and has remained vacant.
The site is within comfortable walking distance of all of the amenities and services provided within Lymm and is also in very close proximity to the Bridgewater Canal and the Trans-Pennine Trail (National Route 62), which provide traffic free walking and cycling options to neighbouring towns.
The site would be accessed via a new vehicular access from Star Lane, that would be formed following the demolition of the property at 60 Star Lane. This access arrangement was considered optimal following detailed work by highway engineers to ensure that adequate visibility existed in both directions along Star Lane to ensure safe movement when entering and existing the site. The access arrangements to the Star Inn would remain unaltered.
The submission to the council will comprise a full planning application for nine detached (private market) houses, each with four bedrooms. The houses would have adequate off street parking and some with detached garages. Each property would have its own garden area, with sympathetic boundary treatment.
The proposed use of the site for residential development complies with the council’s planning policies, and would provide an opportunity to significantly enhance the site, which has been vacant for a significant period.
The development team has prepared supporting technical documents to accompany the planning application and the final submission will be informed by the recommendations of these reports. The work commissioned to date includes:
- Design and Access Statement
- Noise Assessment
- Transport assessment
- Flood risk assessment and drainage strategy
- Ground conditions/contamination surveys
- Ecological surveys
- Arboricultural survey
Benefits of the Development
The proposed development would result in a number of benefits. These would include:
- The provision of new family homes to meet the need within Warrington.
- An increase in footfall and spending for existing local businesses within Lymm and the wider area.
- An upturn in the local economy through the creation of new employment opportunities during the construction phase.
- Contributing to an acknowledged housing shortage.
- Sustainable development in a highly accessible location.
- More efficient use of land.
- The provision of additional landscaping throughout the development