Plans for how Preston and the surrounding area are to cope with a growing demand for new homes will go on display today.
The Central Lancashire Core Strategy shows how Preston, South Ribble and Chorley will have to build 22,000 homes by 2026 to meet its exploding population.
The previous strategy was dismissed in December 2010 by planning inspector Richard Hollox who felt it was not fit for purpose in providing new homes.
Under the new strategy two large swathes of greenfield land in the North West of Preston and in the South of Penwortham would be developed into private housing.
Use the map below to see the locations for new housing
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The land in the North West of Preston, designated as south of the M55 from Bartle to D’urton Lane, could house 2,500 new homes.
While an area to the North of Farington and south of Penwortham would see 1,200 new dwellings.
The Preston area will be providing 48% of the new homes total for the region.
To see the new strategy the public can log onto www.centrallancashire.com or see the plans at the following locations until 12th December 2011:
– Preston Town Hall, Lancaster Road or Lancastria House, 77-79 Lancaster Road. Open from 8.45am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and from 8.45am to 4.30pm on a Friday.
– South Ribble Civic Centre, Leyland from 8.30am to 5.15pm on Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.45pm on a Friday.
– Chorley Town Hall, Market Street or Civic Offices, Union Street from 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Any comments made on the plans can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Freepost, Central Lancashire LDF. You must write to them by 5pm on 13th December 2011. Any comments made will be made public, and only your name will be published.
Image credit to Tony Worrall
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