Mulbury wins planning for new homes in Caton

8th February 2017

The village of Caton, near Lancaster, is to get 30 new homes after Mulbury gained planning permission for a new development.

The homes will regenerate the former SJ Bargh haulage site, which has been vacant for a number of years, with new two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Nine of the homes in the development are to be made available for shared ownership and affordable rent.

David Wroe, head of Mulbury Living, said: “This three-acre development site lies on the edge of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We’ve designed a scheme that is sensitive to this rural village location and its picturesque surroundings.

“This scheme will improve the area significantly by regenerating a vacant former industrial site, providing much-needed family homes.”

The site has been vacant since 2013 when haulage company SJ Bargh Ltd relocated operations to a new site in Caton Road, Lancaster. The new homes will be arranged around two separate cul-de-sac access roads, while the development will also benefit from significant amenity space and access to the nearby River Lune cycleway.

The proposed houses have natural stone and white render elevations and slate roofs, with the majority of homes benefiting from detached or integral garages. All the homes enjoy front and rear gardens and off road parking.

Construction works are expected to start on May 2017. Planning advice was provided by PWA Planning.