Family calls for views on major homes plan

Photo shows Robert and Andrew Chippendale and Amnanda Harris outside The Moorings last Friday
Photo shows Robert and Andrew Chippendale and Amnanda Harris outside The Moorings last Friday

A local family has shared its vision of how Nateby could be transformed and now says it wants to hear from you.

Anyone interested in learning more about the ambitious proposals for 320 new homes and new commercial and business developments on a 15 hectare site adjoining the A6 Preston and Lancaster New Road, Nateby Crossing Lane and Croston Barn Lane were invited, to visit Wyrebank last Friday.

The scheme was posted on a multi- board display and the public could talk to the project’s developers, meet the architect, traffic consultant and town planner who had helped devise the proposals.

Traffic issues, including access to and from the A6, were among the chief concerns raised.

In addition residents raised queries about what kind of shopping and industrial development was envisaged. Brothers Robert and Andrew Chippendale and their sister Amanda Harris (pictured) were available to answer queries on behalf of all the project’s landowners, which also include Melling Collinson and Ted and Marjorie Swarbrick.

This week Amanda confirmed it was hoped to apply to Wyre Council for outline planning permission by the end of May or early June.

She said several developers had already expressed interest in the project adding: “It’s too early to state whether we’ll continue as developers. We are the promoters - but we have a number of developers who are interested ... it will be going on the open market.

“We had about 120 people attending. We feel that the exhibition was very successful.

“It was a valuable opportunity to listen to local residents and take on board their comments. Obviously, as expected, there were some concerns. Overall the feedback was very positive and very reassuring.”

Visitors to the exhibition are being asked to submit feedback forms by the end of this week.

She pledged: “We’ll consider all the comments and if possible make the modifications if we can.” For more details of the development see next week’s Courier.