Woodlands Close, Newton-with-Scales
Scale: 6.9 acres, up to 50 dwellings
Hollins Strategic Land has submitted a planning application on a sustainable site for up to 50 units
off Woodlands Close, Newton-with-Scales. In an authority with an acknowledged shortfall in housing, the scheme
will provide a broad range of market and affordable homes for local people, including families and young
starters. The outline application proposes to retain and enhance the existing pond alongside installation of
wildlife hibernacula, wildflower planting and sustainable drainage systems. The proposed development will also
retain existing hedgerow and trees with the provision of high quality open spaces.
The Government requires all Local Authorities to provide enough new housing to meet objectively assessed needs
and also any housing needs that cannot be met by neighbouring authorities. The proposal will help contribute
to the urgent need for new housing in a highly sustainable location outside the Greenbelt.