A former nursery site in Fulwood looks set to become new detached homes.Advertisement
What used to be Eastway Nurseries off Eastway stretches up to Coniston Drive in the Garrison ward.
The nursery has moved to a site off Junction 31a of the M6 leaving the Fulwood site vacant.
Large four and five bedroom houses would be built, a total of 13 each with their own private gardens and parking spaces.
Ribble Homes have tabled the outline plans and planning officers have recommended them for approval.
Traffic on Eastway is regularly congested and local residents have raised objections to the plans saying it will cause increased traffic.
Lancashire County Council’s highways department state: “Visibility from the proposed access is adequate; the residential development would generate more peak hour movements but less trips than the previous nursery overall; the junction has adequate capacity for this.”
The developers are due to be asked for £60,148 towards the cost of providing five additional primary school places in the local area.
A statement from the planning officers states: “The proposed development would lead to the re-development of a vacant and brownfield site in a relatively sustainable location which would positive contribute to the supply of deliverably housing in Preston.
“The site is currently difficult to access on foot but improvements to the pedestrian accessibility of the site can be secured through conditions.
“The proposed development is sensitive to the ecological value of the land to the north of the site and would include measures to improve the site’s biodiversity.
“Neighbour concerns have been taken into account but existing residential amenities are unlikely to be significantly affected by the proposed development. As such, the proposal complies with the relevant provisions of the development plan and there are no material considerations which outweigh this finding.
The plans are due to be heard by the city council’s planning committee on Monday 3 November from 10am at the Town Hall.
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