Menu

Future of Broughton will be decided by a referendum

Posted on - 11th September, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Housing, News, Politics
Broughton roundabout - the village has seen major changes recently Pic: Keith Sergeant
Broughton roundabout – the village has seen major changes recently Pic: Keith Sergeant

How and where new housing can be fitted in around Broughton village is a sticking point for the area’s new development plan.

Advertisement

Parish councillors are to re-think this section of the proposal for the future of Broughton.

The Neighbourhood Plan is due to be put to villagers in a referendum.

Any new housing would have to be small-scale to maintain the Broughton area’s present character.

Chairwoman of Broughton Parish Council Pat Hastings said: “This is particularly welcome given the pressures for major development that the village is facing as we now have the date for the opening of the bypass.

“These pressures make it even more important that the area has a Neighbourhood Plan to control and shape the form of future development.

“Any development needs to be in line with the plan and the local community’s priority to safeguard the village’s rural character and setting, and to maintain an ‘Area of Separation’ from Preston’s urban area.”

Read more: Broughton bypass has another new opening date

An independent examiner made his recommendations on the report, praising the level of consultation that had been taken with Broughton communities.

More than 100 villagers attended a consultation event at the Marriott Hotel as part of putting together the plan.

Read more: Barton homes plan thrown out by planning inspector

Parish councillors are now working to amend the Neighbourhood Plan before it goes to a referendum – pending approval of Preston City Council.

What do you think about Broughton’s future? Let us know your views in the comments below

Share
Preston in pictures Preston Minster, The Parish Church of St.John, Preston, Lancashire.Ribbleton Pool, LWT BrockholesA cold day watching a superb rugby match at Preston grasshoppersSnowy walkway in PrestonCorner of PNE stadiumPlumbs, PrestonPreston DocksPreston Docks View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.