Croft advises on Pickering’s Farm masterplan

Croft Transport Planning & Design has advised on a draft masterplan for up to 2,000 homes in South Ribble.

Taylor Wimpey and Homes England released the draft masterplan this week to guide the creation of a new neighbourhood at the 244-acre Pickering’s Farm site in Penwortham.

The masterplan for the new homes includes provision for a new primary school, a multi-use community centre, allotments, and other local facilities, including green space.

Croft has worked alongside other members of the masterplanning team, including 5plus architects, GVA How Planning and Camlin Lonsdale landscape architects.

Phil Wooliscroft, director at Croft, said: “This will be a major scheme that will help the local authority deliver a big chunk of its target to create much-needed new homes in the borough. We’re pleased to be working alongside the project team to help create a sustainable new community.”

The Pickering’s Farm site was allocated in 2015 as part of South Ribble Borough Council’s Local Plan.

It also forms part of the Preston, Central Lancashire and South Ribble City Deal – a multi-million-pound government package of infrastructure investment for the region.

The draft masterplan plan follows an initial consultation held earlier this year. A second consultation on the draft masterplan will run until December 21.