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Developers apply for outline permission to build 140 new homes in Fulwood

Posted on - 15th April, 2013 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - Central Lancashire Development Plan, Preston News
The land is currently grassland and is bordered by the M55 and the West Coast Main Line

The land is currently grassland and is bordered by the M55 and the West Coast Main Line

A major development for over 100 new homes in the north of the city has been applied for.

Developers Hollins Strategic Land Partnership has applied for outline planning permission to build 140 new houses on land off Eastway.

The Fulwood development would spread over 5.40 hectares and include a new access road from Eastway into the development.

New pedestrian crossings over Eastway are also included in the plans.

Preston is currently facing the strain of building new homes and the Northern edge of the city has been pin-pointed by developers.

But the Eastway plan comes off the back of three large housing developments being rejected by Preston City Council.

Councillors argued no major housing developments could go ahead around the Eastway and Lightfoot Lane area because of the strain it would place on the transport network.

Lightfoot Lane and the surrounding roads are already subject to major congestion and councillors claim the county council needs to complete urgent works to the Broughton roundabout and A6 to relieve the pressure.

They argue hundreds of new homes would place too much of a burden on the road network and cripple movement in the North of the city.

A report by town planners Sedgwick Associates for Hollins says “the proposals will make efficient and effective use of the site in a manner that is refletive of the surrounding area.”

An artists impression showing the masterplan layout for the Eastway development

An artists impression showing the masterplan layout for the Eastway development

Anyone wishing to comment on the plans can view them on the council website. Comments can be emailed to devcon@preston.gov.uk and quoting reference number 06/2013/0195.

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