Stanley Investments Ltd has secured planning consent for 51 new affordable homes on the site of the former Atkinson and Kirby flooring manufacturers in Ormskirk. The planning consent also includes a Lidl superstore at 1,726sqm and six Commercial Units at 660sqm.
The site was allocated as a Strategic Employment site by West Lancashire Borough Council in 2012 however the planning submission, a Collaboration between Stanley Investments, Citypark and Lidl UK produced a compelling case to West Lancashire Council and the prospect of a high quality, mixed use regeneration of the vacant brownfield site despite its allocation as a Strategic Employment Site.
In its report the Planning Authority stated that “Overall the layout for the commercial and residential developments have been successfully integrated with appropriate design and landscaping. In respect of the principle of mixed-use development the benefits of the scheme outweigh the harm to employment policy objectives of the Local Plan.”
Chris Curtis, Director at Stanley Investments said, “We are thrilled to be able to deliver the residential component of this scheme to our valued RP partners at Chorley Community Housing. This consent is the product of many months of close collaboration with our development partners at Lidl and Citypark, along with the support of our excellent professional team. We look forward to regenerating this vacant brownfield site into a sustainable and attractive new urban space.”