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Queen Street retail park’s two new units set for approval

Posted on - 5th January, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment
Where the new retail units are due to go
Where the new retail units are due to go

Two new retail units look set to be approved for a growing retail park on the edge of Preston city centre.

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Brookhouse Group, who operate the Queen Street retail park, have applied for two new stores.

Plans submitted to Preston City Council’s planning committee have been recommended for approval.

The new stores would be built on an existing grassed area to the south-east of the Aldi store fronting into Stanley Street.

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Planning officers state: “No objections have been received in relation to the proposed development and the principle of the proposed development would be acceptable and would contribute positively to the continued regeneration of the Horrocks Quarter Opportunity Area.

“The proposal would not result in any unacceptable impacts on traffic and highway safety, amenity, ground conditions, flood risk or air quality and would be of acceptable design.”

The land is between the Energi trampoline park and the Aldi store
The land is between the Energi trampoline park and the Aldi store

It is not yet known which retailers will be taking the stores.

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A spokesman for the Brookhouse Group said: “We are very pleased that the planning officer has recommended this for approval as this development will continue the revitalisation of the retail park, and further assist in the economic development of the city centre.”

Councillors are due to meet on Thursday (11 January) to discuss the scheme as part of the latest planning committee meeting.

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