Welcome to Huncoat Garden Village

Hyndburn Borough Council has been busy working with consultants, Arcadis, to develop the proposals for Huncoat Garden Village.  These are set out in the Huncoat Garden Village Masterplan Framework with the aim of promoting Huncoat as a location within Pennine Lancashire where people want to live, work and enjoy.

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, new and enhanced open and natural spaces, and high-quality new homes.

The current Masterplan was shaped by ideas from public consultations and community engagement. 

If you have any queries, please contact Chris Gregory on 07768 632 556 or email chris.gregory@hyndburnbc.gov.uk.

Huncoat Garden Village – Masterplan Framework (2021)

The Huncoat Garden Village Masterplan Framework has now been approved. The Masterplan Framework, Infrastructure Delivery Strategy report, and appendices can be viewed here: Link to Masterplan Framework document 

The Masterplan will be used as the key evidence for the Garden Village in an updated Local Plan for Hyndburn which is scheduled to be adopted in 2023. More information on the Local Plan can be found here: Hyndburn’s New Local Plan 

The Masterplan sets a flexible planning framework for the future development of the Garden Village vision and proposals.  The Masterplan will be complemented by a Huncoat Design Code [link to separate page] and both these documents will be used to guide local planners, land owners, developers and house builders on future development proposals within the Masterplan area.

The Masterplan was approved at a meeting Hyndburn Borough Council’s Cabinet (held on 20th October  2021).  The minutes from this meeting can be viewed here: AGENDA ITEM – Huncoat Garden Village Masterplan

 Development of the Power Station

In November 2021, Hyndburn Borough Council received an outline planning application for the “Redevelopment for up to 451 residential units, together with associated landscaping, open space, access and infrastructure” at the former Huncoat Power Station site (reference 11/21/0657).

Details and other information on this application can be found here: http://planning.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/publisher/mvc/listDocuments?identifier=DC&ref=11/21/0657

Huncoat Design Code 

Huncoat Garden Village was chosen as one of fourteen pilot testing areas in England to test out the Government’s new National Model Design Code guidance.  Hyndburn Council used the funding associated with this to develop a draft Huncoat Design Code.  The Code was informed by community engagement with Huncoat residents, alongside landowners, developers, and others such as Lancashire County Council, the Woodland Trust, and other Council services.  The draft Huncoat Design Code will be available soon.

More information on the design code testing programme can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/councils-given-funding-boost-to-develop-new-local-design-guide-for-housing-development

Planning Awards 2022 – Huncoat Masterplan Shortlisted

The Huncoat Garden Village Masterplan was nominated in the Award for plan-making category in the Planning Awards 2022: https://www.planningawards.com/shortlist-2022

The awards recognise excellence in planning and associated place-making disciplines and the calibre of entrants this year was considered to be exceptional.

Hyndburn Local Plan

The Masterplan and Design Code will form part of the Plan for Hyndburn.  To keep up to date with progress on the Hyndburn Local Plan, go to https://www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/localplan/

Latest News
Updated: 15 June 2022

We will keep you updated with the latest news from Huncoat.  Watch this space for further information.