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Queen Street development given more time to solve Aldi traffic issue

Posted on - 12th January, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Business, News, Preston City Centre, Redevelopment
Artists impression showing the Queen Street retail park

Artists impression showing the Queen Street retail park

More time is being sought to submit the final parts of a major plan for the Church Street area of Preston.

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Cassidy and Ashton, planning agents for the Queen Street retail park, have applied to Preston City Council’s planning committee for more time to solve potential traffic issues with a new supermarket.

Work is already underway on building the Aldi store on the Queen Street site which already includes The Range and the Energi trampoline park.

They are asking councillors to give them 12 months to supply details of how the development would link with nearby Stanley Street.

A travel plan would also not be submitted until six months after the buildings have been occupied, rather than a one month condition as previously imposed.

Construction site of the new Aldi store as seen from Ringway

Construction site of the new Aldi store as seen from Ringway

Planning officers have recommended councillors approve the extensions.

They write: “The proposed development would comprise minor extensions to the timescales within which the applicant must comply with three conditions attached to a previous planning permission for the first phase of a comprehensive regeneration of Horrocks Quarter, an underused, partically vacant, previously developed site situation in a prominent location at a key gateway into the city centre.”

Councillors meet on Thursday 14 January from 1.30pm at the Town Hall.

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