The consultation is now open for people to get involved and give their views on the ‘Huncoat Garden Village’ development proposals.

Hyndburn Borough Council have been busy working with their consultants, Arcadis, to develop and build on the previous proposals. The preferred Masterplan has been shaped by ideas from two previous public consultations, which invited the community to steer ideas.

Guiding future development in Huncoat to meet the demand for more new homes in Hyndburn, the Masterplan details a series of proposals for the creation of Huncoat Garden Village. The Masterplan includes proposals for a new village centre, a new road, existing road network improvements and high-quality new homes.

The aim is to promote Huncoat as a location within Pennine Lancashire where people desire to live, work and enjoy.

Mark Hoyle, Head of Regeneration and Housing at Hyndburn Borough Council, said:

“I am really pleased the Preferred Masterplan is now available for people to see and have their say on. The information and feedback we have received since 2018 has shaped the journey so far. To the school children who got involved, members of Huncoat Forum, landowners and businesses, those who attended the exhibitions or completed the online forms, thank you for your valuable input and we welcome your views on the preferred option.”

Huncoat Garden Village is an opportunity for new high-quality housing in an attractive setting with community facilities, access to employment opportunities and vital improvement to transport connections. Alongside new infrastructure there are also proposals to develop open space and green corridors to improve wellbeing and village life for all. The public consultation is taking place as a questionnaire and is open until 6 June 2021.

Due to the pandemic, the consultation process will be happening in a slightly different way. All the information is available online, including details of the previous consultations, an exhibition incorporating the preferred Masterplan option, and questionnaire can be accessed directly through the website: www.huncoatgardenvillage.co.uk.

Mark Continued:

“Hyndburn Borough Council are working to make sure anyone who may struggle to access the online information also has the opportunity to take part. Please help us spread the word, if you know anyone who would like to take part and may not see this information let them know they can also request a questionnaire to be posted to them.”

To request the consultation information and questionnaire by post please call 07768632556 or email enquiries@hyndburnbc.gov.uk.

For more information about the Masterplan and to take part please visit: www.huncoatgardenvillage.co.uk