A former day centre in Deepdale could become a new private care home. The site on Sir Tom Finney Way has sat empty next to Sainsbury’s in Deepdale for a number for years. Lancashire County Council say a prospective purchaser is close to clinching a deal. County Councillor Jennifer Mein, leader of the council, said: “This property has been empty for some time, so we’re […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, recently visited sites across England receiving a share of billions of pounds of Local Growth Deal investment. The new deal, that will see £3 billion of government funding for new local transport schemes, is the largest investment of its kind for more than a decade. Of this, around £1.8 billion is for over 200 projects starting next year with a further […]2 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
A stalled development on derelict land in Preston’s city centre looks to be set to move ahead. The former Booths depot and land off Queen Street on the Queens Retail Park is now wholly owned by Cheshire-based The Brookhouse Group. Previous owners of the Booths land, Countryside Properties, have sold up, meaning the developers can now apply to create a new supermarket, petrol station, car […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share Want to promote your local business?
A final application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has been filed to provide funding for the Winckley Square Conservation Project, which would involve a much needed facelift and bring existing heritage buildings back into use. HLF gave initial stage one support for the project. The next meeting of the HLF North West Committee will be September. If the bid is successful, work could begin […]2 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
Plans for 189 new homes have been submitted on behalf of David Wilson Homes and Property Capital. The proposal from Cheshire-based consultancy Frost Planning will see the new houses built to the north of Preston off Sandyforth Lane. Part of the wider North West Preston ‘masterplan’, the scheme will also feature work towards the first stretch of the new east-west link distributor road. This is […]2 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
Tests begin Monday 23 June in preparation for new distributor roads around Preston. Lancashire County Council will be using a drilling rig to investigate the land on which several new roads and bridges will be built. The East-West Link Road, Cottam Link Road and Preston and Western Distributor (PWD), which will link North West Preston and the M55 all need preparatory work headed of construction. […]2 months ago by Tony Worrall Share