Retirement flats are to be created on the site of a former Preston factory. Mulbury Homes has applied for permission to create a three-storey block of 70 apartments on land off Geoffrey Street, St Matthews. The development company wants to demolish any buildings remaining from the former Tetrad factory on the Geoffrey Street site and replace with the new block. 58 of the apartments would […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
Proposals for Preston Bus Station to be refurbished and part of it redeveloped as a Youth Zone have hit a speed hump. Lancashire County Council’s £23 million redevelopment of the Bus Station and car park faces serious questions from the Conservative group. Five county councillors have requested the proposals for the grade II listed building are called-in to be put before the Executive Scrutiny committee. […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
Overnight closures of a major route into Preston have been announced for late November and early December. Part of Golden Way in Penwortham is to be shut between Oaks Wood roundabout (leading to the flyover) and the Broad Oak roundabout (next to Booth’s). This section of road is to be closed from 7pm to 7am from Thursday 27 November to Thursday 11 December. Resurfacing and […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
Residents in the south of Preston are being urged to limit the scale of a major new development at Cuerden. Lancashire County Council have tabled their masterplan for the site which is on a swathe of greenfields near the end of the M65. John Jones from the Limit Cuerden campaign says South Ribble residents need to lobby their local councillors to restrict the size of […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
A Preston nightclub says it has negotiated a stay of execution to allow it to open until the New Year. Blitz nightclub is due to be demolished as plans for a huge new block of student accommodation on Great Shaw Street and Friargate move forward. A demolition notice posted by Portergate Properties says “the scheme is being constructed in two phases and this area is […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
The masterplan for how a 65 hectare site to the south of Preston has gone on display. Cuerden which sits at the junction of the M65 and the A6 has sat dormant for years – but now Lancashire County Council is targeting some of the £434 million City Deal at the site. It requires significant private investment to create thousands of jobs in a new […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share