Frequently Asked Questions

Barratt Homes are committed to working with local residents and community groups to ensure the scheme is brought forward in a considerate way. Your feedback will be reviewed ahead of submitting a planning application to South Ribble Council.

 

If you have any further questions on the scheme, please refer to the FAQs below or contact us from the Your Views page

What types of homes will be provided?

A variety of homes will be provided to meet different local needs. A number of affordable properties will also be provided.

What employment opportunities will be created?

Our plans include space for new businesses, totalling 6.08 hectares, which could include a mix of light industrial and distribution uses, with some offices, creating new job opportunities for local people. The proposals could create 130 direct full-time jobs during the construction phase and 750 full-time jobs during the operational phase; in addition to indirect jobs in the supply chain and more generally.

How will the site be accessed?

The primary access for the site will be provided via Titan Way, with Paradise Lane remaining closed to cars. Paradise Lane will operate as a bus-only access route, controlled via a bus gate. The employment area will have its own access points from Titan Way, as well as access points through the existing industrial area. Finally, Longmeanygate will be transformed by a new traffic calming scheme including a stretch of “quiet lane”.

 

A full Transport Assessment will accompany the planning application

What about ecology on the site?

A combination of conservation and enhancement of existing habitat and creation of new woodland, meadows and wetlands will provide a network of green spaces through the site.  No protected species have been recorded but the conservation and creation of biodiversity features and the commitment to long-term habitat management will be of benefit to fauna and biodiversity such as common toad, nesting birds and butterflies.  A detailed ecological impact assessment will be submitted as part of the planning application, which will assess all environmental influences upon the surrounding area and consider the following: transport, ground condition, archaeology, drainage, noise, air quality, ecology, landscape and climate change.

What is happening to Paradise Park?

Paradise Park remains under the ownership of South Ribble Council and this will not change as a result of any planning application. No building development is proposed for Paradise Park. We are keen to hear residents views on potential enhancements to Paradise Park.

How will Moss Side benefit from these plans?

The redevelopment of the site will bring a variety of benefits to Moss Side and South Ribble. Major revenue streams will be secured for the Council through:

 

  • A contribution of £5.5million from the Government’s New Homes Bonus scheme;
  • An additional £1.5 million of Council Tax revenues per annum;
  • Community Infrastructure Levy – a charge per sq ft placed on developers.

 

A mixture of homes will be developed for working age families, including new affordable homes. Other benefits include a new local centre with shops and services, enhancements to green spaces and lots of permanent jobs in new businesses.

What stage are the plans at in the planning process?

The application will be brought forward in phases. It will be a hybrid application with the entire site falling under an outline application, which provides the principle for development. The hybrid application will include a detailed application for Phase 1A for the infrastructure and Phase 1B for new homes.