An artists impression of how the Cottam Hall masterplan may look when finished

Cottam Hall Brickworks: £80 million scheme including giant Tesco store due to begin

Cottam Hall Brickworks is to become a reality as developers say work can finally begin. More than 5,000 homes along with a Tesco and other stores are due to be built on the former brickworks site in the North West of Preston. Cottam Hall Properties say they have resolved a planning wrangle which now allows them access to the land. Ian Rankin, director of the […]

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The former Deepdale Day Centre

Deepdale Day Centre sold by Lancashire County Council

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 […]

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The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP in Preston

Transport Minister in Preston outlines how government funding will boost city

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 […]

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korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? The land behind Cotton Court would be developed into new retail units

Supermarket and shops plan on derelict city centre land set to get moving

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 […]

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winckley square

Final Winckley funding bid Submitted

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 […]

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Redevelopment plan for 200 new houses in Preston

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 […]

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