A closed Preston church is set for the first stage of work to redevelop it.Advertisement
The former Deepdale Methodist Church on Deepdale Road closed in summer 2012.
It was sold by auction in October last year and is now owned by a health company.
Plans for the church include replacing existing windows with double-gazed windows, adding a new entrance to its Deepdale Road side and demolishing a garage on the site.
Stained glass windows within the church are due to be maintained.
A statement from planning agents Cassidy and Ashton said: “The works proposed are relatively small-scale and would contribute to the viability of the community building by improving access arrangements and achieving greater energy efficiency by replacing the existing windows.
“The existing garage facing St Anthony’s Road is a later addition, and has low architectural/historic merit, therefore its demolition would not be harmful to the heritage asset.”
The church is within the Moor Park Conservation Area but is not a listed building.
Full plans are available to view on the city council website.
Anyone wishing to comment on the plans can do so via the council website or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference 06/2015/0032 by Wednesday 18 February.
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