A proposal to build 22 new homes behind a Fulwood school has been allowed under appeal.Advertisement
Hollins Strategic Land Management were refused permission by the city council for outline planning permission in January 2013.
However, a planning inspector has approved the scheme after improvements to the road network in the North of Preston.
Preston City Council decided not to contest the appeal, after being satisfied Eastway could now cope with increased traffic following the Broughton roundabout roadworks.
A statement from the council’s head planning said: “At the opening of the Inquiry the Council indicated that it was now satisfied that, subject to appropriate conditions and the obligations within the planning obligation, the proposed scheme was acceptable and that there were no outstanding areas of dispute.”
The planning inspector said: “The Inspector concluded that the proportion of affordable housing and the contribution that the proposed scheme would make to the recognised housing shortfall in the area are significant benefits of the scheme and that there are no adverse impacts on the strategic and local highway network.
“The benefits would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the adverse impacts of the proposal.”
Elsewhere, the Homes and Communities Agency has secured permission for a 300-home development off Eastway.
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.”
And the council has unveiled its masterplan for the North West of the city where more than 5,000 homes could be built.
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