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What was a church in Brookfield due to become affordable homes

Posted on - 28th December, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Brookfield, Business, Housing, Preston News, Redevelopment, Ribbleton
A view of the proposed development from Watling Street Road
A view of the proposed development from Watling Street Road

The site of a former church in Ribbleton is to be redeveloped as affordable housing.

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Community Gateway Association has lodged plans for what was the Brookfield Methodist Church.

It was demolished, in Oakworth Avenue, earlier this year and now housing plans have been brought forward.

Pozzoni Architecture have outlined how the site would take up to 13 homes.

Six three-bedroom homes and seven two-bedroom homes could be built with each three-bed home having two parking spaces and each two-bed home having one parking space.

Read more: Latest affordable homes scheme for Ribbleton goes in

Documents outline how a public consultation took place at the Brookhaven Community Centre in October.

Plans for the site received positive comments from councillors and nearby residents – who were keen to see something happen with the site.

A statement from Gateway said: “Community Gateway Association and Pozzoni Architecture Limited believe this is a high quality residential scheme that makes effective use of the site, and fulfils a need within the community, providing much needed housing, and enhancing the public realm with an improved green space.”

Read more: Huge new student flats plans eyed up for city centre building

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