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D’urton Lane homes: Large housing development plan submitted for Broughton

Posted on - 25th November, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Housing, News
Aerial view of the proposed development site

Aerial view of the proposed development site

More than 100 homes could be built on a paddock bordering the M55 and M6 as developers lodge another application for the North of the city.

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PWA Planning and Charles Church have submitted proposals to build 118 homes on a plot of land off D’urton Lane between Broughton and Fulwood.

The 12-acre site is to provide “high quality” housing to help meet Preston’s growing demand for family-size homes.

Paul Walton, director of PWA Planning, said: “A thorough pre-application process was conducted, which included multiple meetings with Preston City Council regarding the principle of development and the proposals.

“Meetings have also been held with Lancashire County Council to create a safe and attractive new access arrangement into the site.

“The plans we are drawing up offer, we feel, a suitably scaled development to the north of Preston to deliver much-needed homes in a sustainable, sympathetic and well-thought out manner.

“The plan has been drawn up with full consideration of the area and existing homes in the locality and it has sustainability at its core.

“The provision of open spaces will, we believe, play a large part in retaining the area’s rural feel.

“The plan also includes the creation of a significant amount of affordable homes for local people, something we believe is vitally important when creating a development such as this.”

The firm says 2,000 leaflets have been sent out to nearby homes asking for their views on the development.

PWA say “significant alterations” have been made to the development plans prior to submitting them to the city council due to feedback from residents.

The main road access to the site is to be from D’Urton Lane and includes a connection to the Guild Wheel cycle way for cyclists on the estate who want to join it.

The full plans can be viewed on the city council website.

Anyone wishing to comment can do so on the council website or by emailing devcon@preston.gov.uk quoting reference 06/2014/0872 by Saturday 13 December.

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