Development Plans at Penwortham Mills
Posted on 6th January 2020
Development of land and property is all around us, with developers constantly on the lookout for new projects to get their teeth into. There is, therefore, no surprise that the vacant site at Penwortham Mills is at the eyes of many looking for a new venture.
Penwortham Mills acquired its name due to the historical Vernon Carus Mill, which was in operation at the site since 1915. The mill was used for the manufacturing of surgical lint, as part of Lancashire’s leading operations of fabric production. The site was, however, closed in 2006 and relocated to Leyland, leaving the prestigious Penwortham Mills site open to the eyes of eager developers.
The site has been an attraction to many and, following Bovis Homes aborting their proposals of a whole new residential development, Trafford Housing Trust are the latest on the scene. Trafford Housing Trust deal with social housing as well as those for the open market and, in particular, shared ownership scheme houses. These are matters that MG Legal’s property solicitors in Preston specialise in and deal with on a daily basis.
See our blog on shard ownership for more information on shared ownership property, here.
Trafford Housing Trust have submitted a screening opinion, ahead of a planning application over 17.5 hectares of land at the site. The proposals of the company comprise of residential property ranging from detached houses, terraced houses and flats.
Uncertainty does, however, arise concerning the Vernon Carus Sports and Social Club, which is situated next to the site. The sports club had been a great success and used by many nearby residents. The previous developers, Bovis Homes, had secured a deal which would allow for the continued use of the same, however, as Trafford housing Trust have moved in, they have been reluctant to comment, as have the sports club themselves.
With the building work expected to begin within the summer of 2020, our team of solicitors in Preston will be following the matter closely for confirmation as to the fate of the beloved sports club. Not only this, but our team of professional and approachable conveyancing solicitors will be on hand to assist those who intend to purchase at the site, once Complete.
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