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University applies to make new Preston car park permanent

Posted on - 4th August, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Roads, Transport, UCLan, University
Onlookers gather to see the Goss demolition Pic: Richard Richmond
Onlookers gather to see the Goss site demolition Pic: Richard Richmond

A new car park at the University of Central Lancashire is to be made permanent.

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Land at the former Goss printing plant off Fylde Road is currently being used as a car park – with permission for this expiring in September.

Preston’s university has now applied for permanent planning permission to make it into a 300-space car park.

Plans, lodged by DPP planning, outline how the university will be adding a parking attendants cabin, new fencing, lighting and CCTV to the area.

They are also going to be resurfacing the whole car park if planning approval is granted.

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The university has lost a number of parking spaces at other car parks as it embarks on its £200million campus masterplan.

A spokeswoman for the university said: “We have applied for the site to become a permanent car park for up to 300 cars with an additional parking attendants’ cabin, fencing, lighting and CCTV cameras. The site already in use as a University car park, having previously been granted a temporary planning consent that is due to expire in September.

“The Fylde Road car park forms an integral part of the UCLan Masterplan, which sets out the University’s transformation plans over the next five years including the redevelopment of several sites within the campus.

“The proposals for the Fylde Road site aim to locate a significant proportion of the available car parking spaces on a main gateway to the University, helping to reduce car travel across the campus whilst also ensuring the level of car parking provision remains appropriate.”

The full plans can be seen on the Preston City Council website and comments can be left there.

What do you think about the parking at the university? Do you work there and commute? Let us know in the comments below

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