December, 2023

Parbold Plans Unanimously Approved

Proposals to redevelop the site of a Victorian villa in Parbold have been approved.

We are delighted that our proposals to redevelop the site of a Victorian villa in the lovely West Lancashire town of Parbold have been approved.

We worked closely with the Parish Council, the planning and tree officers and neighbours in finalising plans, and the scheme was welcomed as: “a benefit for all the community”.

And it will be a very special PJ Livesey project – a total of just 23 homes set within extensive walled gardens with mature trees and hedged walkways that will be improved and maintained for residents to enjoy.

At the centre will be Lancaster House, built in 1845 for Hugh Ainscough. It was used by the family up until 1929 when it was first rented, then purchased, by The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur UK, who occupied the 6.5-acre site up until 2021.

Our plans will see the main house, converted to create four grand apartments, and original features like a sweeping staircase and ornate ceiling will be retained. The views from the large windows at the front of the house onto the gardens are glorious.

An adjoining cottage will be restored as a single unique property and the estate’s stable block, which includes a distinctive brick tower, will be converted to provide five properties.

A 1980’s accommodation block will be demolished and 13 new build family houses built in the grounds.

There will be a pedestrian route from the Grade II listed Our Lady and All Saints Church through to Lancaster Lane.

PJ Livesey managing director, Georgina Lynch, said: “Lancaster House has a grand history and connection with the Ainscough family who played such an important role in the area’s development.

“Our plans will safeguard the building and the original layout of the gardens and we are delighted they have now been approved. We would anticipate work to start on site in spring next year with the first homes available in 2025.”