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Cuerden masterplan: Campaign group started to call for limited development on the site

Posted on - 17th November, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, News, Penwortham, Redevelopment, Walton-le-Dale
Area known as the Cuerden site earmarked for development

Area known as the Cuerden site earmarked for development

Residents in the south of Preston are being urged to limit the scale of a major new development at Cuerden.

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Lancashire County Council have tabled their masterplan for the site which is on a swathe of greenfields near the end of the M65.

John Jones from the Limit Cuerden campaign says South Ribble residents need to lobby their local councillors to restrict the size of the Cuernden site.

Mr Jones said: “The development, sadly, can’t now be stopped. But we can influence the scale and type of buildings from houses, retail and commercial.

“We need to retain as many trees, hedgerows and other greenery as possible.

“We don’t want to see any industrial units and traffic congestion needs to be taken into account.

“The dual carriageway the A582 Lostock Lane is very busy and comes to a standstill at peak times and when there’s an accident on the motorways.

“The already dualled carriageway cannot cope with current traffic levels. The Highways Agency need to install smart, remote controlled traffic lights instead of the fixed-timed part-time traffic lights on nearby motorway junctions.”

The county council have earmarked the land for an injection of funding as part of the City Deal – and say it will create thousands of jobs for the area.

A number of public consultation events are taking place during November and December with the masterplan for the site being presented.

The deadline for representations on the Cuerden plan is Friday 19 December.

The full masterplan and how to give comments is on the borough council website.

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