A controversial Fylde housing application is set to go ahead despite village objections.
Jones Homes is to build 30 houses on land off Kings Close on Chain Lane, Staining.
The site, which is 1.8 hectares in size, is the second plot of land secured by the housebuilder in Staining, located just a few minutes from its previously completed estate, The Heathers.
The new development will be known as Kings Meadow. Planning permission has been granted for a total of 30 properties, including a mix of 21 four and five bedroom detached homes and nine affordable homes, which will be two and three-bedroomed mews.
At the time of the application for planning permission, Staining Parish Council objected, saying the new housing would increase flooding risks in the area, result in more congestion on local roads and involve the loss of countryside.
The Staining Against Village Expansion Group also opposed the plans on grounds that it would increase the frequent flooding issues, lack of amenities and that there was no demand for more housing.
We’re thrilled to have acquired additional land in Staining
It said at the time: “Almost one in four houses in Staining is already for sale.
“Staining has already seen more than eight per cent increase in its housing with the development of Baines Fold, The Heathers and Occupation Lane whilst Staining village actually only represents 1.8 per cent of the Fylde population.
“So it can be seen that Staining has already suffered almost four and a half times the housing increase that would represent its fair share.”
Nevertheless Fylde Council approved the scheme.
Julie Hardy, sales director at Jones Homes, said: “We are thrilled to have acquired additional land in Staining for another stunning residential development in the village. Kings Meadow will provide a good mix of properties which will appeal to a range of homebuyers, from professionals to couples and families.”
She said construction would start at Kings Meadow in May.