Lovell and HCA sign partnership for £53 million 220-home Chorley scheme.
Partnership housing developer Lovell has signed an agreement with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to deliver 220 high-quality new homes near Chorley, Lancashire.
Subject to planning consent, Lovell will start construction work in late summer 2017 on the £53 million housing development at Clayton-le-Woods on land purchased from the HCA.
The development will create 198 homes for open market sale and 22 affordable starter homes. Situated at the northern edge of Clayton-le-Woods, the development is located close to the 650-acre Cuerden Valley Park and just minutes from the M6.
The new housing for open market sale will feature a mix of 18 two-bedroom and 118 three-bedroom houses as well as 67 four-bedroom and 17 five-bedroom houses. Twenty-two of the two- and three-bedroom houses will be sold through the Government’s Starter Homes Initiative. The overall scheme, on land north of Lancaster Lane, is set for completion in 2023 with the first homes expected to be available for sale in Spring 2018.
Lovell regional managing director Nigel Yates said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency to deliver this outstanding development of beautifully designed, much-needed homes for Lancashire.
“The location gives residents access to some stunning scenery on their doorstep while also providing superb transport connections across Lancashire and beyond. Our house styles have been designed with a variety of buyers in mind, from families to young professionals, while our starter homes will help first-time purchasers take their initial step on to the housing ladder.”
In line with the development’s focus on sustainability, the new homes will provide excellent levels of energy efficiency. Solar panels installed on all properties will significantly reduce carbon emissions, achieving a 19 per cent improvement on current Building Regulations. Lovell, which aims to divert 97 per cent of all construction waste from landfill through its national War on Waste strategy, has stated it will recycle and re-use waste materials wherever possible.