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New homes approved on a former Preston mill site

Posted on - 13th December, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Housing, Preston News, Redevelopment, St Matthews
Artist impression of the new homes off Geoffrey Street

More affordable new housing has been approved within the city, after Preston City Council passed another housing application.

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Councillors considered proposals on Thursday 7 December at the Town Hall, for a new housing development to be built in the Fishwick area of Preston.

The request for the building of 24 houses and ten apartments, on the former Manchester Mill site between Geoffrey Street and Owtram Street, was made by Mulbury Homes Limited.

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Adactus Housing Association will also be managing the properties once the site has been redeveloped.

The new houses, located on the 1.54 acre site, will have red brick walls and grey concrete roof tiles in keeping with the surrounding architecture.

They will also feature gardens at a minimum of 50m² in area.

The apartments will be in a single two-storey building to the north of the site.

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The request for the new affordable housing, just off Geoffrey Street, was submitted to Preston City Council’s planning department on 14 September this year.

The council considered the application for the new housing and saw no objection to the new development going ahead.

The development of the new housing is in line with the council’s plan for a five year supply of deliverable housing land in the Preston area.

Do you live in the Fishwick area of Preston? What do you think about the new housing approved for the land off Geoffrey Street? Let us know in the comments below

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