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Plans to build over 300 new homes in Fulwood allowed under planning appeal

Posted on - 14th August, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Central Lancashire Development Plan, Fulwood, Greyfriars, Housing
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Congestion on Lightfoot Lane, a major route in the North of the city, is at the heart of the planning decision

An appeal to allow over 300 new homes in Fulwood has been given the go-ahead.

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Redrow Homes wanted to build up to 330 properties off Lightfoot Lane in the north of the city.

Preston City Council failed to meet the 13-week deadline to make a decision once an outline planning application was submitted and Redrow took it to a planning appeal.

Councillors had voted to say they would have rejected the plans, after a vocal campaign was set up by local residents who said the areas transport infrastructure can’t support more homes.

Now a planning inspector has ruled the homes can go ahead and has granted outline planning permission.

The Inspector says the forthcoming North West Preston Masterplan from the city council identifies the area as a prime site for development and he sees no reason why it can’t go ahead.

He references Lancashire County Council’s investment in the Broughton roundabout as one of the reasons for allowing the development.

He states: “The scheme would contribute to economic growth in the Central Lancashire sub-area by contributing to housing delivery, at a time when there is a shortfall in the Council’s five-year supply of deliverable housing sites and a particular shortfall in affordable housing provision.”

You can read the planning inspector’s full decision below

Planning Inspector appeal decision – Redrow Homes in Fulwood

Do you live in the area? What do you think of the decision? Let us know in the comments below

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