Controversial plans for a new supermarket and retail park in Fulwood have been resubmitted.Advertisement
Known as the Eastway Hub the development was rejected by councillors in November last year over fears it would harm the future of the Cottam Brickworks development – which has a large new Tesco supermarket at its heart.
Developers Hollins Strategic Land LLP are taking the council to a planning appeal but in the meantime say they have found a way to resolve the two reasons why the planning committee rejected the initial application.
Councillors in November refused the application saying it would “have an unacceptable detrimental impact upon the viability and deliverability of the Cottam District Centre” and “due to the type and size of the development proposed and close proximity to Junction 1 of the M55 motorway the traffic generated by the proposed development would have a serve impact on the local and stratgic highway network.”
New plans show the supermarket would be drastically reduced in size, previously 4,000 square metres this would be 2,325 square metres.
A new bus stop would be provided along Eastway and a payment towards a new bus service. A new pedestrian crossing would also be added along Eastway.
A statement from Hollins Startegic Land said: “We have invested significantly in North West Preston securing planning permission for up to 232 dwellings on three separate sites either side of Eastway.
“The company has contributed heavily to kick-starting the development of the North West Preston area and has identified and opportunity to considerably enhance the sustainability of the initial phaes, and indeed of existing residential development, via the creation of the Eastway Hub.”
The full plans are available to view on the city council website.
Anyone wishing to comment on the plans can do so there or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 15 May quoting reference 06/2015/0283.
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