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Plan to create more than 350 new homes in Woodplumpton earmarked for approval

Posted on - 30th October, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Central Lancashire Development Plan, Housing, News, Woodplumpton
Green fields along Sandy Lane could disappear under hundreds of new homes

Green fields along Sandy Lane could disappear under hundreds of new homes

A proposal to build 350 new homes in Woodplumpton has drawn criticism from local residents and the local MP.

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Ben Wallace, MP for Preston North & Wyre, has written a letter objecting to the Sandy Lane development by Wainhomes.

Mr Wallace is joined by 17 other letters of objection which state the area is being “swamped” by new housing developments.

The North West corner of Preston has been identified by Preston City Council as the primary way to build 20,000 new homes in the city over the next 10 years.

Campaigners against the development, including Woodplumpton Parish Council, say fertile land is being lost to future generations.

Parish councillors say the land has very little infrastructure and they have not been consulted.

The city council is currently consulting on a masterplan for how the city can grow in the coming years, and campaigners say any applications should wait for the masterplan to be approved before they are applied for.

The 11.3 hectare site which is currently Maxy House Farm, will be subject to an outline planning application.

Council officers have indicated they are minded to approve the plans subject to a Section 106 agreement and conditions.

You can view the application submitted to the planning committee on the council website.

Councillors will meet on Monday 4 November from 10am to decide whether to approve the outline planning application.

What do you think of the proposals? Let us know in the comments below

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