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Preston Bus Station plans for western edge go back in

Posted on - 6th September, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre
A new view of the Youth Zone standing to one side of the Bus Station
The new public area outside the Bus Station

The next step in multi-million pound proposals for the Preston Bus Station site have been lodged.

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Planning consultants acting on behalf of Lancashire County Council have tabled plans for the western apron of the grade-II listed building.

Under the proposals – which already have outline planning permission – the western side of the Bus Station is to be turned into an urban park.

The new public area will have trees, benches and lead into the Youth Zone at the northern end of it.

Buses will use only the eastern side of the Bus Station for arrive and depart under the new layout.

Read more: How many stands there will be at Preston Bus Station

Cassidy + Ashton said the only amendment from the original plans was to remove two sections of dwarf wall from the former taxi rank at the southern end of the Bus Station.

They said it would help prevent anti-social behaviour and provide ‘a more balanced landscaping scheme’.

The new bus stands at Preston Bus Station
The new bus stands at Preston Bus Station

Read more: Bus Station could soon be holding concerts

Refurbishment work on the Bus Station is continuing, with the car park revamps being repaired, a new layout inside the car park and a new look waiting area for buses.

You can view the full proposals on the Preston City Council website and leave comments there.

What do you think of the Bus Station proposals? Let us know what you think of the work so far in the comments below

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