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Lea Park to be created as part of the Cottam Hall Brickworks development

Posted on - 13th October, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Cottam, Lea, News, Parks, Preston Council
Aerial view of the Cottam Hall area

Aerial view of the Cottam Hall area

A new public park is set to be created as part of one of Preston’s largest new developments.

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Lea Park would become adopted by Preston City Council during the Cottam Hall building work.

The 2.7 hectare open space is being dug out as a new supermarket, houses and retail park are built on the old Cottam Brickworks site.

More than £300,000 would be paid to the city council for maintaining the park during the first 20 years of the park being open.

Lea Park would also be home to ponds for the Great Crested Newts who are understood to nest at the site.

Earlier this year the city council retained a number of Green Flag Awards for looking after the likes of Avenham Park, Miller Park and Ashton Park.

Councillors will be asked to vote on whether to formally adopt Lea Park during a full council meeting on Thursday 15 October.

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