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Preston’s planning committee to run for two days in June

Posted on - 5th June, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, Preston Council, Redevelopment
Building work in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
Building work in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston’s planning committee is set to sit for an extra session due to a ‘large number of planning applications’.

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Recent meetings of the committee have been light on the number of applications but June’s is set to be a bumper edition.

Councillors are due to sit at 2.30pm on Thursday 15 June to hear the latest batch of planning applications for the city.

But Preston City Council is warning anyone planning to attend it’s likely to go into Friday morning as well.

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A spokeswoman for the city council said: “We are expecting a large number of planning applications to be included on the agenda for the Planning Committee meeting at 2:30pm on Thursday 15 June 2017.

“As a result, it is likely that an adjournment will be necessary to enable the meeting to continue from 10am on Friday 16 June so that all the items can be considered.

“If you are planning to attend the meeting, please check with the case officer dealing with your application for further information as to when it’s likely to be considered, or contact our office by emailing devcon@preston.gov.uk or call 01772 906912.

“Further information will be made available as soon as the agenda is published.”

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Preston City Council’s planning committee had been threatened with special measures after a huge backlog of applications had been created – along with becoming highly charged, throwing out applications and losing them on appeal.

The former chairman of the planning committee, councillor Brian Rollo, is now the Mayor – so cannot lead the committee. He has been replaced by councillor Javed Iqbal with councillor David Borrow as vice-chair.

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