New Blackpool estate with planted pond created for Marton Moss pitch

Plans have been revealed to build 52 new homes on part of Marton Moss previously slated to become part of a wider Kensington Developments scheme.

Rowland Homes has submitted a full planning application to council seeking permission for a mix of two to five bedroom, semi-detached and detached properties on a plot of land between Moss House Road and Florence Street.

The site has already obtained planning permission for residential development after being part of the original master plan for 442 houses on this part of the moss.

Kensington Developments, which built around 100 houses on its Redwood Point estate between Moss House Road and Progress Way, never continued with other elements of the original project.

As a result of various revised schemes, committed accommodation north of Moss House Road has been reduced by 31%, from 584 as granted in 2010 to 402 in 2021.

Documents submitted with the application state: “The proposed houses are of traditional design in harmony with the context of the existing residential development and newly built dwellings to the south.

“The proposed homes will offer an attractive and complementary mix of architectural styles and materials.”

The land is currently a vacant shrubland and was previously used as a storage area by United Utilities.

Plans also include the creation of a pond at the center of the development as part of drainage measures, while Rowland Homes says new trees will be planted to provide nesting areas for birds.

Rowland Homes has also developed the former National Savings site on Preston New Road in Marton with around 200 new homes on the land.

The final draft will be presented to City Hall planners at a later date for review.

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