Learn about our plans for The Lanes, an exciting new community in Penwortham.
Taylor Wimpey and Homes England have been working closely with South Ribble Borough Council and key stakeholders on plans to develop a new community at The Lanes in Penwortham.
The proposed development will deliver a range of up to 1,100 new homes to meet the needs of local people, including one, two, three and four bedroom mews, semi-detached, detached houses and apartments and an application for this has been submitted, with a view to begin work on the new homes during winter 2025 with show homes opening summer 2026 and residents moving into their homes from winter 2026.
Our plans also include a new two form entry primary school, shops, flexible workspace and community facilities, as well as extensive areas of green open space. We have submitted two outline planning applications, along with a revised Masterplan for The Lanes to South Ribble Borough Council.
You can view and comment on our proposals via the Council’s Public Access Portal search facility here.
Our proposals for The Lanes, Penwortham
Incorporating a number of the principles of Garden Villages, our proposals for The Lanes include the delivery of a variety of play spaces as well as footpaths and cycleways to encourage sustainable modes of transport. The Lanes has been designed in line with Building for a Healthy Life objectives (the Government-endorsed industry standard to help improve the design of new and growing neighbourhoods). The proposals consider the identified components of successful places and how these can be best applied to the individual characteristics of the site and its wider context. We have prepared a Design Code to facilitate a consistent high quality of development on The Lanes, which could be replicated across all the land parcels within the Masterplan area which are controlled by third parties. The development will also see huge levels of investment in South Ribble Borough which will go towards providing the local area with new roads, better public transport, improved public spaces and reduced congestion.
A range of one, two, three and four bedroom mews, semi-detached, detached houses and apartments are proposed. In addition, there is an opportunity for a proportion of the new homes to provide specialist elderly accommodation.
About our proposals features
As well as this, a number of play spaces, a local centre and a new primary school will all be within walking distance of the proposed homes.
The existing lanes and property on the site will continue to be drained by the existing land drainage system. This system will be maintained, upgraded and diverted as necessary to ensure that existing land drainage flows drain independently of the main pipe systems.
Any habitats lost through development would be offset through a biodiversity offsetting exercise. This will ensure The Lanes proposals deliver a net-gain for biodiversity in the long term.
Our approach features
Local Plan Allocation
In September 2020, the draft Masterplan was rejected at SRBC’s Planning Committee. We withdrew our outline planning application in March 2021 so that we could reconsider the proposals and revise our plans.
We have now submitted two revised outline planning applications on adjoining land parcels at The Lanes, as well as an updated Masterplan to South Ribble Borough Council for consideration.
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If our planning application for The Lanes is approved, we anticipate the creation of around 275 new jobs per year in the construction period, including youth training opportunities.
We will also make a significant investment to South Ribble Borough Council which will go towards providing the local area with new roads, better public transport, improved public spaces and reducing congestion.
Amenities and facilities
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We believe it’s our responsibility to support our communities, so that people are proud to call them home. That’s why we regularly donate time and money to local causes and are passionate about investing in the areas we build.
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.
The Lanes proposal will deliver £137 million capital investment and create 275 construction jobs each year. This investment will have significant positive impacts on the local job market and economy.
Sustainability Sustainability The Lanes is a suitable and sustainable location for development. A policy driven “Vision and Validate” approach to growth and new living has been adopted for The Lanes, enabling, not just encouraging, climate shift and movement towards healthier, happier, sustainable and stable lifestyles.
The facilities included as part of the proposed development, Travel Plan, public transport improvements and pedestrian and cycle initiatives will provide a cohesive and sustainable living environment where mobility occurs in the way envisaged by planning policy. The consequence is also minimal reliance on, and effects of, private car travel.
We are currently working to the following anticipated timescales:
- 9th August 2021 - submission of outline planning applications and draft Masterplan to South Ribble Borough Council
- Summer 2025 - anticipated start on site, subject to planning approval
- Summer 2026 - anticipated launch of show homes, subject to planning approval
- Spring 2026 - anticipated first occupation, subject to planning approval
We have submitted our revised outline planning applications and revised Masterplan to South Ribble Borough Council.
Details of the applications can be found on the council’s Public Access Portal search facility.
You can also provide your comments on our plans via the Council’s portal.