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New flats plan near Winckley Square goes back to the drawing board

Posted on - 16th February, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment, Winckley Square
The Garden Street scheme has been mothballed since 2010
The Garden Street scheme has been mothballed since 2010

Plans for a new block of flats off Winckley Square have been put on the back-burner.

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The 41 apartments, tabled by Northern Estates, were withdrawn before the latest Preston City Council planning committee meeting on Thursday 8 February.

Planning officers had recommended the scheme be refused for its ‘incongruous’ design.

The Garden Street proposals fell within the Winckley Square conservation area.

A former sports hall, once used by Cardinal Newman College, would have been demolished as part of the proposals.

Read more: This could soon be Preston’s second-tallest building

Proposals to develop the site into an apartment block have been long-held, with initial plans tabled in 2010.

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