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Ribbleton affordable homes could be built near Morrisons supermarket

Posted on - 6th November, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, News, Ribbleton, St Matthews
Morrisons in Blackpool Road

The homes would be on former industrial land behind the Morrisons off Blackpool Road

A plot of new affordable homes could be built in Ribbleton close to the Morrisons supermarket.

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MCI Developments has tabled plans for former industrial land between the supermarket and the Ribbleton Avenue Infant and Junior school in Thorn Street.

All 41 homes would be classed as affordable and managed by the Places for People Housing Association.

A statement from the developers states: “It is anticipated that the majority of the new houses will be occupied by people who are in active employment but who cannot afford to purchase or rent housing in Preston.

“This will help ensure the economically active population can be retained and increase the support for local facilities.”

The development would be made up of ten three bedroom homes, 25 two bedroom homes and six two bed flats.

Councillor Veronica Afrin, who represents the St Matthews ward, said the affordable homes were to be welcomed.

She said: “I don’t want to pre-empt the decision but if it goes through it will be a great addition to relieve the shortage of houses within the city.

“It will complement other policies such as the empty homes strategy, the work of charities bringing homes back into use and some of the initiatives Gateway are introducing.”

The full plans are available to view on the city council website.

Anyone wishing to comment can do so there or by emailing devcon@preston.gov.uk quoting reference 06/2015/0846 by Saturday 21 November.

Do you live in the area? Are you struggling to get on the housing ladder? What do you think of the housing plans? Let us know in the comments below

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