Posted by: westlancashirerecord | January 22, 2017

Luxury Homes At Meadow View Aughton

Affordable homes have apparently become luxurious in Aughton. As “4 affordable homes” become 8 luxury homes we wonder once again just who controls planning in West Lancashire. This site scarth2201 is now this aughton12-002 and this aughton12-003 and available in 2017 at Scarth Hill Lane, we are told that “Meadow View is a unique development situated within the highly sought after district of Aughton. Available in 2017 a mix of 3 and 4 bedroom detached properties built to Kingswood Homes unrivalled level of high specification. The location of this development certainly boasts fine credentials as the perfect setting for these luxury homes meadowview_future, an area renowned for its pleasing blend of prestige property amidst pretty local countryside, and ideally located for access to the abundance of shops and amenities within the historic market town of Ormskirk, offering an eclectic range of boutique shops and high street stores, eclectic eateries and trendy wine bars. day or night, Excellent transport links are also on hand, with the M58 motorway and the railway network close by, ensuring the commuter has ease of access to major commercial centres such as Liverpool or Manchester, whilst excellent schooling at both primary and secondary levels, plus the highly regarded Edge Hill University, are only a short distance away”.

The land and buildings extend to 2.56 acres and the WLBC Planning Director wrote of it “The site was submitted and assessed as part of the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) (site ref OA.067) but the site was “parked” within the SHLAA and does not count towards our anticipated supply of housing land because it lies within the Green Belt…until evidence is provided to the contrary, the Council assumes that the site is greenfield because of its apparent historic agricultural use. As such, the Local Plan would only permit up to 4 affordable homes on this site, and only then if there are no suitable sites available that could provide these 4 affordable homes within the settlement boundary of Aughton instead”.

By 11 November 2016 WLBC decided on the “Erection of eight detached dwellings and access road following demolition of existing buildings”. While no mention is made of these 8 dwellings being affordable there is one interesting condition that “Prior to the first occupation of any dwelling, it shall be provided with an electric vehicle charging point which shall be retained for that purpose thereafter”.

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