Former Lancashire mill site to make way for new homes

Former Lancashire mill site to make way for new homes

Land that was once home to the Vernon Carus Mill, a textile mill that made medical fabrics for bandages until 2003, has been acquired by Preston-based Kingswood Homes from vendor BXB.

The 7.2 acre site, on Johnson New Road, has an outline planning consent for 79 homes and Kingswood is drawing up a reserved matters application, which is due to be submitted in early 2022.

Paul Jones, Managing Director of Kingswood Homes said: “We’ve worked closely with BXB to ensure the long-term future of this brownfield site so that it can be brought back into good use. We’re now looking forward to bringing our own plans forward and redeveloping the land to provide aspirational new homes, the first of which could be released for sale within 12 months.

“This is a strategic site for us, just five miles from our Green Hills development. The combination of the pretty village location, strong commuter links and our industry-leading Shape Your Home concept, which gives buyers the power to choose the internal layout that best works for them, means that it’s sure to be a popular choice with buyers. 

“As a mill, the site was previously a major employer and during the construction works we will be providing dozens of jobs on site, plus supporting further employment in the supply chain.”

Subject to planning, work could start later in 2022. Kingswood is aiming towards releasing the first homes at the site for sale in late 2022.

Caption: Kingswood Homes, the company behind Green Hills in Feniscowles, is set to redevelop the former Hoddlesden Mill site

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