Broughton Bypass likely to trigger Whittingham housing boom

Posted on - 13th July, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Grimsargh, Housing, Preston News, Roads, Transport

The Whittingham hospital site as seen from above

Major new housing developments on the former Whittingham Mental Hospital are expected to be unlocked by the Broughton Bypass.


The Homes and Communities Agency is currently demolishing much of the former hospital buildings to build the first phase of new homes.

Executive director in the North West Karl Tupling welcomed the green light for the Broughton Bypass.

He said: “This news marks an important step forward for the City Deal.

“The construction of the Broughton Bypass is significant because by improving the capacity of the local road network it means that future phases of development at key City Deal sites, such as Whittingham Hospital, will now take place.

“The opening up of Whittingham will also directly contribute towards the construction costs of the Bypass, and is further evidence of the City Deal partners commitment to creating a strong economic hub for the North West.”

A planning inspector on Thursday gave Lancashire County Council permission to buy up land near Broughton needed for the bypass route and construction.

The 2km road is due to be finished in Spring 2017.

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