Story Homes has now submitted an outline planning application for Cuerdale Garden Village, a modern and sustainable community located within the heart of Lancashire’s Arc of Prosperity. 

This website has been created to provide more information about the plans and keep you up to date with progress.  

Here you can also find out more about our vision, and the different development parcels, as well as the Garden Village concept and where we are at within the planning process. 

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A sustainable response to housing-need, delivered at scale.

Cuerdale Garden Village responds to the housing need identified in the emerging Central Lancashire Local Plan, that is only deliverable at scale. The Garden Village provides an opportunity to meet this by delivering a sustainable community that provides a significant portion of the boroughs housing and employment need, while taking pressure off existing towns and villages within Central Lancashire.

The settlement will be supported by essential infrastructure, such as improvements to the road and public transport network, a new primary school and a village heart.

  • Our plans for Cuerdale Garden Village would deliver a significant portion of the required housing need, within one sustainable and high-quality development.
  • Circa 1,300 new homes are proposed at Cuerdale Garden Village, helping to meet the identified housing need.

To view the planning application, click here and search for the following Planning Application Reference: ’07/2022/00451/OUT’

The opportunity

Cuerdale Garden Village is uniquely placed to provide transformational benefits to the whole of Central Lancashire. It is strategically positioned at the epicentre of the region’s economic drivers, within the heart of Lancashire’s Arc of Prosperity which includes the county’s Enterprise Zones that account for 75% of the region’s economic output.

Our plans will deliver much needed new homes and boost local economic growth by providing a development to meet Central Lancashire’s emerging needs. As well as new homes the development will deliver state-of-the-art employment space to attract and retain the finest talent and strongest businesses.

This combination puts the site in a key position to make a strategic and long-term contribution to the sustainable growth of Central Lancashire and delivery of the Government’s ‘Levelling Up’ agenda.

There is no other site that possesses such strategic and locational attributes.

What is a Garden Village?

A Garden Village is a holistically planned new settlement which enhances and prioritises the natural environment, offers high-quality housing, locally accessible jobs and facilities in healthy and sociable communities.

The concept  was originally pioneered by Ebenzer Howard as the first example of sustainable development. Garden Villages integrate the best elements of the town and the best elements of the countryside to achieve a better quality of life for all.

Place making and ‘liveability’ are at the heart of the Garden Village concept. Sitting alongside high-quality properties, residents enjoy access to essential everyday amenities within walking distance of their homes. The development is designed to cater for the needs of different households, promoting mixed and cohesive communities, where people can live in attractive, green environments and where employment opportunities are available in close proximity.

Project timeline

February 2022

Pre-application public consultation

Spring 2022

Review and analyse feedback from consultation

May 2022

Submission of planning application


Estimated planning decision TBC


Estimated Phase 1 construction start date subject to planning permission 

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