Public asked for views on new housing plan for Central Lancashire

Posted on - 22nd October, 2011 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Central Lancashire Development Plan, Preston News
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A house in Ashton, Preston, over 20,000 new homes need to be built in and around the city by 2026

A plan to build swathes of new homes in and around Preston goes on public display this week.


The strategy proposed by Preston, South Ribble and Chorley council could see mass housing developments built at sites in Moss Side, Whittingham and Buckshaw Village.

The Central Lancashire Strategy – which will shape the housing landscape of Preston and surrounding area up to 2026 – was thrown out by planning inspectors in the summer.

Inspector Richard Hollox said he could not find the strategy to be sound, and called on the councils to re-think their plan.

Preston and the Central Lancashire region needs to build 21,456 new homes between 2010-2026 but Mr Hollox expressed doubts about whether this could be met by the current plan.

The public are now asked for their comments on the revised plans, which include the potential for new developments at an area south of the M55 from Bartle to D’Urton Lane and another just south of Penwortham and north of Farington, near Kingsfold and Lostock Hall.

View a map below of all the proposed development sites

View Potential housing development sites in and around Preston in a larger map

The full documents and changes can be viewed online at the Central Lancashire website or by visiting the council offices in Preston, South Ribble and Chorley until December 12. Or you can ring 01772 536 775 for more details.

You can email your comments about the plans to

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