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Four new stores could open on London Road

Posted on - 9th February, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The empty plot of land on the corner of London Road and James Road

The empty plot of land on the corner of London Road and James Road

An empty plot of land on a key route into Preston is to no longer become a supermarket.

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Developers have been attempting to turn the site of a former nursery into a store on the corner of London Road and James Road, Frenchwood, with no success.

Plans have now been lodged to create four smaller retail units on the site with 19 parking spaces.

Outline planning permission was granted for the store in June 2013 and a statement from agents Compass states: “Since the granting of the above permission by Preston City Council the proprietor of the site has struggled to successfully market it and considers that four smaller separate A1 units as opposed to one larger retail unit would prove more marketable and see the sites development come to fruition.”

A children’s day nursery used to occupy the site since the 1970s was but was demolished.

Previous plans in 2008 had been approved to turn the site into a block of student flats but have since fallen through.

You can view the full plans on the city council website.

Anyone wishing to comment can do so via the city council website or email devcon@preston.gov.uk quoting reference 06/2015/0035 by Thursday 19 February.

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