Two Woodplumpton housing developments move to next stage

Posted on - 26th November, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, Preston News, Woodplumpton
Some scenes in the masterplan of what green spaces would be provided alongside the homes

Some scenes in the masterplan of what green spaces would be provided alongside the homes

Two new housing developments bringing a total of 92 new homes to the north of Preston have moved to the next stage.


Redrow Homes has tabled detailed plans for two developments in Woodplumpton.

The largest would see 71 homes built between Lightfoot Lane and Tabley Lane.

A 3 hectare swathe of current agricultural land would be turned into a new estate and connect onto Tabley Lane.

It would have 14 two bedroom homes, nine three bedroom homes and 48 four bedroom detached family homes.

Building homes in the area forms part of Preston City Council’s desire to create a “Garden City” in the North West corner of Preston.

The developments are due to connect with the East-West Link Road which is to run across to a new £110 million Preston Western Distributor Road joining the M55 to the DOcks.

A second smaller application adds 21 new homes off Lightfoot Lane and would be three or four bedroom detached homes.

Woodplumpton Parish Could have raised concerns about any applications relating to the East-West link road are “premature” until the link road is complete.

Lightfoot Lane Area Residents Association has raised a number of concerns relating to both housing developments.

They are the “proposed development fails to contribute to the new infrastruture required by the North West Preston Masterplan or to be sympathetic to the existing community and characteristics of the Lightfoot Lane area.”

The group have cotonued their call for the junction of Lightfoot Lane and Tom Benson Way to be closed to turn their road into a cul-de-sac to stop it being used as a rat run.

Both housing schemes are recommended for approval by the city council’s planning officers.

Officers reports on the two schemes can be viewed on the city council website, for the Lightfoot Lane scheme and Tabley Lane.

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