A home builder is set to deliver a number of high quality homes to a Lancashire town as part of its newly launched development, which will bring in more than £1m of investment.

The development on Aston Way in Leyland sits on the site of the former Leyland Test Track and will deliver a range of 197 properties for house hunters including 59 affordable homes during its first phase, with the agreed planning application approving the possibility for up to 950 properties.

As well as new properties, the development will also deliver onsite public open spaces and various offsite highway improvements, including the creation of cycle tracks, bridleways and pedestrian pathways within and beyond the site, and upgrades to nearby roads, such as Titan Way and Midge Hall Lane.

During its lifecycle, the development will underpin more than 390 jobs from construction on site to the supply chain, with the five star developer also providing a significant monetary investment as part of its Section 106 planning agreement with South Ribble Council and Lancashire County Council.

The funding, which totals £1,262,750, forms part of the planning agreement for the new development and will be used to support services and improve facilities for residents in and around Leyland.

Around £800,000 of the monies will fund a new bus service to serve the development, as well as £227,515 going towards the improvement of the adjacent Paradise Park, with an additional £50,000 provided to maintain it.

A sum of £25,000 will also be contributed to the installation of Public Art Works, which will be located at the development or presented on display boards that detail the history of the site.

As part of Centurion Village, Barratt Homes will also create over nine hectares of green infrastructure, which would feature a number of wildlife and landscape corridors, ponds and swales.

Also included in the planning agreement outline is the provision of land for a school within, as well as a local centre.

Managing director at Barratt Homes Manchester, Neil Goodwin, said: “We’re delighted to announce that we have now launched our Leyland development, Centurion Village, and will be bringing a high quality collection of new homes to the area.

“As a five star housebuilder, it’s important we invest in the communities in which we build, which is why we are thrilled to create a lasting legacy in Leyland that residents in and around the area will benefit from.”

Centurion Village is just south of Preston and will offer residents the chance to live a rural life in the town of Leyland.

The M6 is a short distance away for convenient commuting links, and there is a number of “Outstanding” schools in the area for growing families.

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