Jan 24 2013 by Jamie Bowman, Ormskirk Advertiser
PLANS to build 19 homes on farm land in Scarisbrick have been submitted to West Lancashire Borough Council.
If approved by the planning committee, the development will see the demolition of a number of buildings which were previously part of Cop House Farm on Jacksmere Lane.
The land is owned by Mr and Mrs Cropper who have operated Thomas Cropper Produce from the site.
The application includes details of the 19 homes, which comprise two two-bed bungalows, 12 two-bed houses and five three-bed houses.
The houses are said to be of “traditional design and are intended to be constructed from red brick with simple eave details and a typical pitched roof.”
The site, which is opposite 11 existing homes, is approximately 500m from Scarisbrick’s church, petrol station and school.
A public footpath runs 300m to the south of the site which is surrounded by two large glasshouses.
North West housing and regeneration organisation Regenda, who are behind the scheme, have urged planners to approve the application, stating in the submission that: “it is important to recognise the need to make efficient use of this brownfield land and that there are no other sites within the parish which are considered to be immediately deliverable.”