One of Preston’s largest retail parks continues its battle for permission to add additional stores.Advertisement
The Deepdale Retail Park Trust has applied for an amendment to an existing planning application to demolish and former warehouse and build new retail units.
The plans – originally approved in June 2010 – were shelved due to poor economic conditions.
Preston City Council is subject to a planning appeal by the Retail Park after its planning committee voted to reject another application to demolish the warehouse.
The application in April was recommended for approval by planning officers but councillors ignored this and voted to refuse permission.
A letter from Indigo Planning Limited on behalf of the Deepdale Co-Ownership Trust said: “Planning permission is sought for the erection of four retail units comprising a floor area of 6,833sqm.
“The overall scale of the building proposed is the same as that already approved and the level of floorspace is in fact slightly less. The only change sought is to the number of units.”
The plans in 2010 gained approved for two retail units, not four as the new application asks for.
Councillors at the planning meeting in April said any new units would be “over development of that part of the town.”
The retail park plans are available to view on the council website, application number 06/2013/0260. Anyone wishing to comment should email [email protected].
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