Penwortham asked to vote in referendum

Posted on - 29th January, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Politics, Preston News
A view of Penwortham Pic: Richard Swan
A view of Penwortham Pic: Richard Swan

The people of Penwortham are to vote on the future of their town and area.


A new neighbourhood development plan is proposed outlining where new homes are to be built.

It includes protection for certain heritage buildings in Penwortham, more bungalows, support for local shopping and new cycle and walking routes in Penwortham.

Penwortham Town Council, which is urging for a ‘yes’ vote, says it could be worth £1.8million to the town in the coming years.

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This would be due to the community infrastructure levy, funds given over by developers for new housing developments, and allocated to projects by the Town Council.

The Penwortham referendum takes place on Thursday 9 February at usual polling stations across the town.

Anyone wanting more information can call 01772750533 or email

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The full Penwortham plan can be read on the Town Council website.

What do you think about the Penwortham plan? Will you be voting? Let us know in the comments below

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