Expansion planned for award-winning housing scheme

Green Hills

Kingswood Homes has submitted outline plans for three further phases of its successful Green Hills development in Blackburn.

A hybrid application to Blackburn and Darwen Council seeks outline consent for up to 280 dwellings and full consent for 155 dwellings as part of the council’s approved Gib Lane residential masterplan.

The Preston-based company has also completed the purchase of land to bring forward Phase three of the award-winning scheme designed in collaboration with Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway.

Phase three received planning consent earlier in the year and construction will start next Spring on 52 character homes offering three-, four- and five-bedrooms.

Kingswood managing director Paul Jones said: “The Green Hills development is a great success and shows what can be achieved by pushing the boundaries to deliver exceptional homes in an exceptional setting.

“Phase two is progressing well and Phase three will complete the first character area within the wider masterplan.

“Submitting outline plans for phases four, five and six underlines our commitment to the development, to Blackburn and to the wider community.”

Launched in 2017 Green Hills embraces its Lancashire hillside location with dry stone walls flanking the entrance and properties set around two large village greens.

The 41 different house types, inspired by barns and farmsteads, are laid out to create character and interest and the result is a development like no other, says the company.

All 61 homes in the first phase are now complete and occupied ahead of schedule and phase two launched in May.

Paul added: “As a small developer it was a bold move to create such bespoke homes, but sales have demonstrated that buyers appreciate the extra love and care that has gone into the design and the build and we are extremely proud of Green Hills.

“Even if people are not looking for a new property we invite them to come and see and realise that not all new build developments are the same.”