A 35 acre site, formerly in use as a rubber plant, on the outskirts of Leyland town centre in Lancashire. The site had a substantial coverage of inter-war multi-storey buildings and was acquired by Harrow Estates from Leyland & Birmingham Limited in September 2001.
This urban brownfield site had significant planning policy and development issues with no allocation for residential development and a strong policy framework on employment land retention. In addition the Borough Council were about to enter into housing moratoria; the key issue was therefore to speedily deliver a planning consent for residential development.
No. Acres: 35
No. Units: 400
Requirements: Demolition, Infrastructure, Planning and Decontamination
Purchased From: Layland & Birmingham Ltd
Sold To: George Wimpey Homes
Date Acquired: September 2001
Previous Classification: Brownfield