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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Another big step forward for the Beechtrees Revival scheme

Plans to build 36 new two-bedroom homes in the £4 million Beechtrees Revival scheme have passed another important stage.

The Council's Planning Committee approved in principle the planning application for the houses at its meeting on Thursday 14 December 2017.

Building work is expected to start in March on the new homes, which will form the Beechtrees Revival Scheme. The proposed development will significantly improve the appearance of this part of Digmoor, Skelmersdale, as the new homes will be built on land where the Council is demolishing nine blocks of flats and four houses. People who were living in the flats being knocked down have found alternative accommodation, with help from the Council where required.

The Revival scheme has been significantly expanded, as the original proposals envisaged the building of 14 homes.

These homes will represent the third new batch of Council housing provided by the authority in recent years and the Council is looking at opportunities to build additional new homes in the future.

Councillor Jennifer Forshaw, portfolio holder for Housing and Landlord Services, said: "I am delighted that planning permission has been agreed in principle for the erection of these houses as they will help to enhance this part of Digmoor. Demolition work is continuing and now we can look forward to building work beginning early in the New Year."

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