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Redrow Homes plan further planning application for Lightfoot Lane “early in the New Year”

Posted on - 15th 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

Housing developers Redrow are forging ahead with their plans to build new homes in the North of the city.

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The housing giant who overturned a rejection of their plan to build over 300 homes off Lightfoot Lane in Fulwood have vowed they will carry on despite objections from local residents.

A spokeswoman for Redrow Homes (Lancashire) said: “We are pleased that our planning appeal regarding a proposal to build up to 330 homes at Lightfoot Lane, Preston, has been allowed.

“We are now developing our proposals for the site with a view to submitting a reserved matters application early in the New Year. Our plans will deliver high quality two, three and four-bedroom family homes, including an element of affordable homes.

“Our proposals will also provide a financial contribution towards the provision of new infrastructure to serve the North West Preston area.”

A planning inspector ruled this week outline planning permission should be granted for the scheme, after Preston City Council didn’t deal with the application within the 13-week time period.

The Inspector also said the objections, led by the Lightfoot Lane Area Residents Association, about the lack of transport infrastructure were no longer valid with the Central Lancashire Transport Masterplan issued by Lancashire County Council.

Residents say the road is already at a bottleneck and cannot support more homes adding more cars to the area.

Campaigners also say the infrastructure for the whole Northern area of Preston needs to be improved before any new homes can be added.

Preston City Council has highlighted the North West of the city as its preferred site for over 4,000 new homes to be built over the next 20 years.

Do you live in the area? What do you think of Redrow’s plans? Let us know in the comments below

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