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Grimsargh residents prepare for battle to block latest housing development

Posted on - 15th October, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Housing, News
Leaflet sent out by Gladman Homes includes a diagram showing the development

Leaflet sent out by Gladman Homes includes a diagram showing the development

Residents in Grimsargh are preparing for another planning battle as consultation has begun on a new development.

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Up to 150 homes could be built by Gladman Developments on a plot of land in the Eastern side of the village.

The green fields around Grimsargh have been subject to fierce planning battles in recent years, as the Parish Council says the area of separation between it and the city of Preston is threatened by developments.

Around 425 consultation leaflets are being delivered in the area showing where the proposed development would be.

It shows an area to the north of the junction of Elston Land and Preston Road would be built on.

A statement from Grimsargh Parish Council said: “As you will appreciate, this is new information to us and we will be endeavouring to find out as much as possible from both the developer and Preston City Council Planning Offcers, regarding the development and how it might lie within planning policies.”

The leaflet from Gladman Homes says the city is struggling to meet its five year supply of new housing.

It says 35 per cent of the new homes on the site would be affordable housing.

Local residents are advised to submit their comments on the proposal via the Gladman Homes website.

The consultation follows detailed plans for 64 new homes on the southern edge of Grimsargh being lodged. These homes were allowed after a public inquiry when Preston City Council refused permission for the development, but it was taken to a planning appeal and allowed.

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