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Former shops to be torn down in new Cannon Street development

Posted on - 28th December, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Housing, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment
Cannon Street could see a new development Pic: Tony Worrall

Cannon Street could see a new development Pic: Tony Worrall

A row of shops in a Preston city centre street could be knocked down and become a new block of flats and a shop.

Developers Tricord have tabled plans for a four-storey block at the bottom end of Cannon Street.

What was Totem Whispers, a hair salon, Belladonna’s Boudaoir and Sound Solutions would make way for the new building.

Proposals from the developers state: “The existing buildings are of mixed ages, partly dating back to the 19th century with most of the frontage occupied by a 20th century single storey construction.

“The oldest part has no notable features or historic significance. The newer part does not fit into the streetscene or the massing of the sreet.

“The existing buildings will be replaced by a single comprehensive development. The new building will be of a height which ties in well to its neighbours and to the street in general.”

Four shop buildings in Cannon Street would be demolished Pic: Google

Four shop buildings in Cannon Street would be demolished Pic: Google

A new four-storey building would go up in its place with a new shop in the ground floor and 15 flats in the first, second and third floors.

The current buildings are within the Winckley Square Conservation Area, but developers say they do not add to the ‘character of the area’.

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A statement from Tricord says: “The proposed development will remove a building which does not make a positive contribution to the Conservation Area and does not make efficient use of the land.

“The replacement building will provide a significant visual improvement to the character of the area and provide much needed housing.”

Full plans for the Cannon Street building can be seen on the Preston City Council website and comments can be left there.

What do you think of the Cannon Street proposals? Let us know your views in the comments below

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