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Consent for £20m first phase of Skelmersdale development

Words: Laura Edgar
Skelmersdale / Turley

West Lancashire Borough Council has approved plans for the first phase of a £49 million scheme in Skelmersdale.

Laurus Homes, a partnership between Trafford Housing Trust and L&Q Development, will provide 120 two, three and four-bedroom homes at Whalleys Road, Whalleys South. Of these, 36 will be for shared ownership and affordable rent, with 15 set to be adaptable for the elderly. The first phase has a value of £20.7 million.

The full development will provide 299 homes.

THT and L&Q Developments LLP won Homes England’s competitive tender to develop the site.

Graeme Scott, development director at Trafford Housing Trust, said: “The development of this site is key to the regeneration of Skelmersdale, improving housing choice in the area and wider economic growth ambitions for West Lancashire."

Turley acted as planning consultant for the applications. Seddon Construction has been appointed to build the scheme. Work is expected to start on site in the summer.

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