North West based housebuilder Gleeson has been granted permission to build 46 new homes in Preesall after councillors approved its planning application.
The vacant land on Rosemount Avenue will soon become a mixture of spacious 2, 3 and 4 bedroom semi and detached homes anticipated to start from around £115,995. The Government backed Help to Buy scheme will ensure that many of these homes will be cheaper to buy than local Council rent levels.
Steve Gamble, Group Land and Planning Director at Gleeson, said “We are delighted that we have been given the go ahead to develop the site. Local people will be pleased to hear that our new homes are extremely affordable and in most cases, it is cheaper to buy than to rent”.
Councillors at Wyre Council were impressed with Gleeson’s commitment to building low-cost homes and a promise of only selling its new build homes to owner-occupants, rather than investors and landlords. The subsequent 106 agreement will include contributions towards open space, education and transport as well as four discount sale affordable housing units on the previous agricultural site.
Gleeson are also looking for reliable, reputable labour and sub-contractors to work on these exciting new homes, including applications from local young people who are interested in the Gleeson Apprenticeship Scheme.
Gleeson was voted the most sustainable company in the UK, due to its environmentally friendly material choices and practices, commitment to the Living Wage and its Community Matters Programme. This involves inviting junior sports teams to apply for sponsorship, ‘Design a Bedroom’ competitions at nearby schools and other initiatives in the local community such as the YourWatch scheme, Gleeson’s own online alternative to Neighbourhood Watch.
To find out more about the Community Matters Programme, to apply for sports funding or for further information on trade and apprenticeship opportunities, please visit www.gleeson-homes.co.uk.