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Preston College set for approval of new science and engineering building

Posted on - 24th April, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - College, Fulwood, News
Artist impressions showing how the new engineering building could look

Artist impressions showing how the new engineering building could look

A city college looks set to be given the nod to build a new teaching building on its Fulwood campus.

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Preston College has applied to create the new £13 million Science and technology building but has modified its plan to no longer demolish three of the existing buildings.

A statement to the city council says: “The original proposal included the demolition of three existing educational buildings to form two areas of open space within the College grounds. Following the response received from Greater Manchester Ecology the applicant has removed this element of the development from the application in order to enable them to carry out further ecology surveys on those buildings when the surveying season begins later in the year.”

The plans have drawn two objections from local residents who say a reduction in car parking spaces would increase parking on nearby residential roads.

However, Lancashire County Council’s statement in the plans says “The loss of 13 car parking spaces would not have a severe impact on the local highway network.”

City council planning officers are recommending the scheme for approval saying it “would enable to creation of a modern teaching facility accommodation within the College campus.”

The plans will be discussed at the city council planning committee meeting at 10am on Monday 28 April.

What do you think of the proposals? Do you go to the College or live near it? Let us know in the comments below

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