Revised Kepple Lane Plan to go to committee

Proposed site development on land in Kepple Lane.

Proposed site development on land in Kepple Lane.

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Revised plans to build 130 homes on land at Kepple Lane will be brought before the planning committee today.

The first outline plan, put forward in April, received 19 letters of objection from residents ‘devastated’ about the increase in traffic that the plans would cause to the area.

However despite resident objections the site to the south of the residential properties on Kepple Lane, close to its junction with the A6, as well as south of Garstang medical centre was given approval subject to recommendations.

The recommendations stated that the developer pay the council towards highway and education costs, and also required that work on the footway on Kepple Lane between the Health Centre access and Park Hill Road would need to be completed prior to the first occupation of any dwelling.

But since the approval further discussions on the timescale for the completion of the work, which stood at 18 months, was argued to be unreasonable by the developer.

Therefore it has now been agreed by both the developer and LCC that work on the footway will be finished in nine months with the exception that if it is not dwellings can still be occupied,

The Planning Committee will meet at 2pm today to discuss the revised plans.