House building in Hesketh Bank by Persimmon

14th March 2019

Previously, the principal house builder has revealed that the first of over 200 new homes due to be built in Hesketh Bank will soon be on sale. Persimmon Homes is redeveloping the former Alty’s Brickworks on Station Road, transforming the brownfield site into an assembly of family homes.

However, drainage was a main concern for some site stakeholders, but the developer has now apparently incorporated a sustainable drainage system, with surface water now flowing into the River Douglas.

The housebuilder has however been affected with a series of problems on a national basis, as the following news links illustrate.

Persimmon admits lobbying the government to axe zero carbon homes goal

Persimmon Homes inspects Cornwall houses over missing fire barriers

A couple says their “dream home” has become a “nightmare from hell” after discovering hundreds of faults. Phil and Nicola Bentley bought the house off-plan from Persimmon in 2017 but when they moved in a year later they found 700 defects.

Housing developer Persimmon slammed for a home built ‘with 700 faults’. The housebuilder is reportedly at risk of being stripped of its right to participate in the Government’s Help to Buy mortgage scheme

Persimmon faces loss of Help to Buy homes contract
Anger as Persimmon set to post £1bn profit

Second couple angry at new £280,000 Persimmon Home with a staggering 700 faults comes forward after Peterborough resident speaks out

A group of residents who took on one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders at a planning inquiry say they are “proud” of what they achieved – even though the final ruling went against them. A planning inspector overturned a decision by South Ribble Borough Council to refuse permission for more than 260 homes on land off Brindle Road in Bamber Bridge.

Engineer, 53, sues developers Persimmon Homes after his £210,000 four-bedroom home had EIGHTY defects including wonky brickwork and a bumpy lawn
Darren Harris, 53, is furious after finding 80 defects in his brand-new house
The engineer paid Persimmon Homes £210,000 for the new build in Wales
But he discovered brickwork was ‘wonky’ and the front door wouldn’t open
Persimmon say they are working with him to ‘reach a satisfactory conclusion

Persimmon Homes ‘penny-pinching on Thackley development’
One of the UK’s largest house builders has been accused of “breathtaking penny-pinching” after cutting payments to a local community