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Huge new housing scheme in Cottam to drop shops plan

Posted on - 5th March, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Cottam, Housing, Preston News
How homes at Haydock Grange may look
How homes at Haydock Grange may look

Proposals for a number of shops as part of a large-scale housing development in the North West of Preston have been dropped.

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Haydock Grange, which would see 245 new homes built off Hoyles Lane, has detailed plans lodged for the latest stage of building.

Previous plans from Taylor Wimpey showed three shops in the south-western corner of the site.

Outline planning permission was granted in 2013 but since the adopted of the North West Preston Masterplan a ‘local centre’ including shops is due to be created at the junction of Sandy Lane and the yet to be built East-West Link Road.

Read more: How new homes on the edge of Longridge may look

Documents from planning agents Lichfields state ‘to avoid conflict with the masterplan and to ensure a greater efficiency of land use the small retail offer has been omitted and the number of dwellings has been increased.’

An overhead view of where the new housing is going
An overhead view of where the new housing is going

Planning officers have recommended the application for reserved matters for approval.

Four letters of objection have been received from nearby residents saying the development would see open space land lost.

The plans are due to be discussed by councillors on the Preston City Council planning committee on Thursday (8 March) at the Town Hall.

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You can view the full proposals on the city council website.

What do you think of the developments in the North West of Preston? Let us know in the comments below

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