Friday, October 15, 2021

Planning consent approved for new homes in Skelmersdale

  • 50 houses to be built in Fairlie
  • Mix of houses, bungalows and apartments
  • Development a 'boost for regeneration in Skelmersdale'

The Council's House building company Tawd Valley Developments (TVD) has secured consent for 50 new homes on Fairlie in the Ashurst and Birch Green neighbourhood of Skelmersdale.

The £8.3m development will be the company’s largest scheme to date and will include 30 two-storey houses, 8 bungalows and 12 apartments available on an affordable rent basis.

Managing Director of TVD, Mark Kitts, said: “We’re delighted with the consent as it helps sustain our early momentum.  We expect to finish our neighbouring scheme at Fairstead in November, at Brierfield either side of Christmas and will be on site at Fairlie early in the new year, so it’s all systems go.

"The development will be of the same quality as our recently completed Eskbank scheme, but with a wider range of housing types to meet the differing needs of local people,”

TVD is wholly-owned by West Lancashire Borough Council and is tasked with helping deliver new homes for local residents.  Councillor Jenny Wilkie, portfolio holder for Housing and Landlord Services, said, "The Fairlie development will boost the on-going housing-led regeneration in Skelmersdale. Providing quality new homes for our residents is a key focus for us as a council and I’m delighted with this consent. 

"The pending completion of two other TVD schemes means thirty-one families can be in new homes either before or just after Christmas and I can’t think of a better present for anyone.”