Another large-scale planning application to build new homes on the Northern edge of the city has been put in.Advertisement
The Homes and Communities Agency has applied for outline permission to develop a 25-hectare area of greenfield land between Eastway and D’Urton Lane in Fulwood.
Up to 300 homes will be built in what developers claim will be a boost for jobs in the area.
Tom Warburbon, head of Cumbria and Lancashire at the HCA said: “The site has been identified for development for many years so submitting a planning application for Eastway is great news for the area.
“Once we get the go ahead, we can start to unlock the site to create much needed new homes for Preston.
“Longer term, this 15-year development will include new infrastructure to support the growth of Preston city centre and surrounding areas, bringing with it new jobs, enhanced communities and economic growth for Central Lancashire.”
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Local councillors look set to back the plan, as their comments to the Lancashire Evening Post state the developers have consulted well with local residents.
The Eastway plan is the second planning application for the strip of greenfields off the side of one of Preston’s major link roads on its Northern tip in the space of a few months.
Councillors on the city council’s planning committee have thrown out three recent applications for the North and North West of the city because of the lack of transport infrastructure.
The city council say they are waiting for upgrades to the Broughton roundabout at the A6/M55 junction, a Broughton bypass and new community facilities in the area including new schools – all from Lancashire County Council.
The HCA say the development would take 15 years to complete and will include shops and a nursing home.
All the documents relating to the plans are available to view on the council website. Anyone wishing to comment can do so on the website or email [email protected] quoting application number 06/2013/0349.
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