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Barton homes plan is thrown out by planning inspector

Posted on - 29th August, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Business, Housing, News, Politics, Preston Council
Barton would have seen new homes built if plans were approved Pic: Keith Sergeant
Barton would have seen new homes built if plans were approved Pic: Keith Sergeant

An appeal to build new homes on the rural outskirts of Preston has been blocked.

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Wainhomes appealed to the planning inspectorate about a decision made by Preston City Council’s planning committee.

Councillors had rejected the plans for 45 homes off Garstang Road at Barton.

Lancashire County Council had previously lodged a highways objection to the scheme – but they removed this ahead of the planning appeal.

An artist impression giving an overview of the Barton homes
An artist impression giving an overview of the Barton homes

The second reason for rejection was about how the homes would not make any signficant contribution to the provision of housing supply in the Preston area.

The planning inspector found, during the hearing on 8 August, the development would not be classed as ‘sustainable’ and dismissed the appeal.

Barton Parish Council and more than 60 nearby residents objected to the original proposals from Wainhomes.

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

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