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Eastway supermarket and retail park plan back on the agenda

Posted on - 6th February, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fulwood, Greyfriars, Politics, Preston News
An overhead view of how the Eastway Hub would be laid out
An overhead view of how the Eastway Hub would be laid out

Developers are hoping it is third-time lucky as proposals for a new supermarket and retail park in Fulwood are resubmitted.

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The Eastway Hub would see a ‘small supermarket (up to 1,800 square metres), six retail units and a restaurant-pub as well as a drive-through restaurant or cafe.

It would be cited just along from the Eastway roundabout behind Our Lady’s school and where Priors Lea Court joins Eastway.

Hollins Land Management appealed the rejection of the proposals in February 2016 – but it was thrown out by a planning inspector.

Preston City Council have twice rejected the Eastway Hub plan saying it would bring too much congestion to the area.

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A statement from Hollins Strategic Land states: “This assessment of the proposals shows that the scheme meets all the policies of the development plan and North West Preston Masterplan, as well as site-specific requirements.

“It shows that the proposals meet a high standard of design and accessibility when tested against the requirements of national and local policy.”

A map within the planning documents outlines the growth of housing across the North of Preston as the driver for developing the Eastway hub with thousands of new homes being built.

Where the new housing is going in the North of Preston
Where the new housing is going in the North of Preston

Proposals for the Eastway Hub were first lodged in 2014.

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You can see the full proposals for the Eastway Hub on the Preston City Council website and leave comments for planning officers there.

What do you think about the Eastway Hub coming back in? Let us know your views in the comments below

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