Learn about our plans for Broken Stone, an exciting new development off Broken Stone Road, Blackburn.
Taylor Wimpey have been working closely with Blackburn and Darwen council and key stakeholders on plans to develop a new community in this rural area on the outskirts of Blackburn.
Taylor Wimpey have agreed to buy a portion of the site and will deliver up to 225 new homes with access coming off Broken Stone Road. The homes built will fit seamlessly into the surrounding countryside as our design looks to mimic that of the local area to embed this new development into the community.
Through this development, we would like to allow our residents to enjoy the surrounding green space, hence why we are leaving areas of existing woodland and providing access paths for our residents to enjoy the rural areas further afield. The site will also bring in economic activity to the area and benefit local businesses.
To help support the needs of the local area and meet the demand for housing, we are proposing a development with a variety of homes. The development will consist of 3-5 bedroom properties both semi-detached and detached.
To ensure our future residents enjoy their time on the development we will incorporate as much of the existing green infrastructure as possible. Notable areas such as Potters Plantation will stay untouched and even be added to in the form of a SUDS (Sustainable Drainage System) basin to increase biodiversity in the area.
In order to enjoy the features of the development and the nearby countryside, the development will also benefit from a number of paths and access routes that flow through the green areas. In some areas these paths will be accompanied by social spaces and trim trails.
Our 3 bedroom semi-detached properties offer flexible living with an open plan concept throughout. While our four beds all benefit from garages and extensive living space they are not all the same and the subtle variations ensure we have an option for all.
Our only 5 bedroom property, The Lavenham, caters for the larger families with two integral garages and five double bedrooms. Its well designed space and size means it will be a welcome home to those who acquire it.
Our Braxton, is a semi-detached three bedroom property. Its point of difference, however, compared to our other three bedroom properties on the site is that it benefits from a third floor. The whole of the third floor is taken up by bedroom one and the en suite, offering space and privacy for those who buy this house.
About our proposals features
Therefore, our plans include a network of paths within the development. We have also thought about our future residents ability to explore further afield with routes built in to help our customers explore both North and South of the site.
The development benefits from being in close proximity to the M6, M65 and M61 motorways, offering future residents fantastic access routes to Greater Manchester, Liverpool and further afield. This includes through routes to both Manchester and Liverpool John Lennon airports, both situated just under an hour away. Additionally, the development has two train stations nearby; Cherry Tree Station (2.2 miles) and Blackburn Station (3.3 miles).
Opportunities to enhance the ecological interest and habitat connectivity and seek measurable biodiversity gain through appropriate landscape planting and habitat creation and management have been identified, as required by the NPPF and other relevant planning documents.
The proposals provide an opportunity to secure and achieve the removal of Japanese Knotweed (an invasive plant species) from the site. Other benefits and measurable gains for biodiversity are also secured by habitat creation (i.e. opportunities for nesting birds, including Priority Species, and roosting bats both within the retained woodlands and the residential development) and by preparation and implementation of a detailed Landscape and Ecology Plan, which has been secured by planning condition.
Previous planning applications
Amenities and facilities
The development scheme will support up to 130 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) construction jobs over the course of the 5 year build period, generating circa £57m of construction expenditure. This will be used to support local construction businesses and those in the supply chain of contractors.
The Gross Value Added contribution of the development to the economy is expected to be £10.6m. Based on the average household expenditure (2017) it is estimated that the total annual expenditure generated by the new households once the scheme is fully occupied would be a total of £13m per annum. In particular, it is estimated that £5.7m in comparison and £2.2m in convenience retail expenditure per annum (which will be mainly invested within the local economy) would be generated.
The development of 450 homes has the potential to generate approximately £6.8m in Council Tax over 10 years, based on 2018-19 Council Tax - Band C charges for Blackburn.
The development will generate New Homes Bonus payments of circa £3.6m in the 6 years following the completion of the development.
Community benefits features
In 2020, Taylor Wimpey contributed £287 million to local communities via our planning obligations to provide local infrastructure around the country, including affordable homes, public transport and education facilities.
In total at this site, Taylor Wimpey will contribute over £3.5 million to the area and will support 130 jobs in construction.
SUDS (Sustainable Drainage System) creates habitats for creatures as well as a drainage system for the site. We intend to provide an EV Charging at each unit and bike storage for every dwelling without a garage.