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How will 5,300 homes be built in North West Preston?

Posted on - 20th July, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Cottam, Fulwood, Housing, Ingol, News, Politics, Preston Council, Tanterton, Woodplumpton
Some scenes in the masterplan of what green spaces would be provided alongside the homes

Some scenes in the masterplan of what green spaces would be provided alongside the homes

A Garden City is due to join up in the North West corner of Preston, but how will it look?

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More than 5,000 new homes are due to be built across Cottam, Fulwood, Ingol, Bartle and Woodplumpton.

Two public consultation events are being held for the North West Preston Masterplan to be presented.

Deputy leader of Preston City Council councillor John Swindells said: “The development of the North West Preston area is set out in the local plan and supporting planning policies. However, the masterplan has now been updated to provide more detailed design guidance for developers to show what is expected for development on the new link road corridor. It’s not just for new houses but also new schools, transport links, community facilities, parks and open spaces.

“All these are vital to sustainable and thriving communities that are fit for our children and grandchildren to live and grow up in. The aim is to require developers to build to high design standards and to show what can be achieved, so that the area will become an attractive garden suburb of Preston where local people want to live.”

This is the final stage in the process of the plan being adopted before housing developments are built.

Read more: Cottam Homes plan the latest step in the Masterplan

The plans are being shown on Wednesday 20th July, at Simons Lounge, Preston Grasshoppers, Lightfoot Green Lane, PR4 0AP (3pm to 7pm) and again on Tuesday 26th July, Tanterton Village Centre, Kidsgrove, Tanterton, PR2 7BX (3pm to 7pm)

Funding for the Masterplan comes from the Preston and South Ribble City Deal – a £430m investment in new roads and homes for the area.

Read more: Where will the new Preston Western Distributor road go?

Chairman of the City Deal Jim Carter said: “This masterplan aims to ensure that future developments are carried out in a joined-up and responsible way.

“The North West Preston area is a fundamental part of the future success of City Deal.

“Work is currently taking place on the Broughton Bypass and plans have been submitted for the new Preston Western Distributor road, including a new motorway junction on the M55, which will directly benefit local people.

“We’re investing hundreds of millions of pounds in new infrastructure across the City Deal area that will help to create new homes, new jobs and new businesses in Preston and South Ribble.

“We’re also helping people to get around, and creating the homes where people and their families can live.

“It’s vital that we develop clear plans that will help us to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for people who live and work here.”

All comments on the Masterplan need to be made by Friday 12 August via the city council website.

What do you think of the Masterplan? Do you live in the area? Let us know in the comments below

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