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New UCLan temporary car park at Preston campus due for approval

Posted on - 8th September, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Transport, UCLan, University
The former Goss printers site could solve UCLan's parking troubles Pic: Tony Worrall

The former Goss printers site could solve UCLan’s parking troubles Pic: Tony Worrall

More than 200 extra parking spaces are due to be created on the Preston campus of the University of Central Lancashire.

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What was part of the Goss printing site off Fylde Road is due to be redeveloped as a temporary car park.

Full plans for the site are due to be tabled in the coming years but the university says it wants to use the site to plug a shortfall in parking spaces.

233 parking spaces, with CCTV and new lighting, are to be set out on the land – and its been recommended for approval by planning officers.

In August when the plans were lodged a report a by the university stated: “If the level of car parking provision in the city campus is not increased ahead of the finalisation of the plans for the permanent use of the application site then there could be a displacement of cars onto neighbouring streets, out of control of the university. This would have resulting harm on the residential amenity of nearby properties and also have implications for highway safety.”

Preston City Council planning officers write in their report: “The proposed use of part of the former Goss Graphics site as a car park for a temporary period of two years is considered appropriate pending longer-term redevelopment proposals.”

The plans are due to be discussed at the planning committee at the Town Hall on Thursday from 1.30pm.

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