Preston Council


Goosnargh country manor plan for multi-millionaire Preston family is rejected

A gigantic luxury home plan for the edge of Preston has been knocked by councillors. The Bux family, the Preston-based denim fashion moguls, applied to build a 2,103 square metre country manor in fields near Goosnargh. Councillors on Preston City Council’s planning committee refused to support planning officers recommendation to approve the development. The home, which would be off Langley Lane near Barton, faced objections […]

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New recycling bins for Deepdale and Frenchwood

More of the new recycling wheelie bins are heading for two areas of Preston. Deepdale and Frenchwood homes, some 2,000 of them, get the new wheeled recycling bins replacing boxes. It is part of a rollout of the new bins which replace the boxes across the city. Cabinet member for community and environment, councillor Robert Boswell, said: “Preston is leading the way and we are […]

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A big plasma screen will sit above the first floor of the Guild Hall

All go for changes to Preston Guild Hall entranceway and new Italian restaurant

Changes to the entrance to Preston’s Guild Hall have been given unanimous backing by Preston city council’s planning committee. The proposals from new owner Simon Rigby would see two escalators up either side of the venue. Councillors all voted in favour of the Rigby proposal which would also see a new Italian restaurant open in what is currently the Preston Tourist Information Centre. Simon Rigby, […]

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Ingol Golf Club new homes: Proposal for 164 properties rejected by planning committee

Campaigners against development on a parcel of land at Ingol Golf Club celebrated a victory on Monday at the Town Hall. Rowland Homes had applied to build 164 homes and associated works on the former six, seven and eight holes of the Ingol course. But a fierce campaign by local residents and councillors saw Preston City Council’s planning committee go against their officers recommendation and […]

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In pictures: Celebration of Chinese Culture on Flag Market

A colourful celebration of Chinese culture took place on Preston’s Flag Market on Sunday afternoon.  The event included: – Demonstrations of Tai Chi and Chinese dance, plus the chance to have a go – A Chinese tea ceremony and taste different teas – Hear Chinese opera and listen to Chinese music – Attend a Chinese language taster session – Try your hand at Chinese calligraphy […]

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Fishwick flytipping ends in fine for woman linked to waste bags

A Preston woman has been fined for failing to answer questions about fly tipping in Fishwick. Preston City Council were called after 40 household waste bags were found dumped in a gated alley between Chatsworth Street and Nimes Street. The bags were taken away and examined for evidence, which led to council officers linking it to the address of Margaret Gilks. The city council say […]

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