Latest Lightfoot Lane housing development approved

Posted on - 13th November, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Greyfriars, Housing, Preston News
Hope Villa in Lightfoot Lane Pic: Google
Hope Villa in Lightfoot Lane Pic: Google

Proposals for new homes in Fulwood are to go ahead – despite more than 20 objections.


Westchurch Homes have seen their plans for 61 new homes off Lightfoot Lane be approved.

Councillors voted in favour, apart from Mayor of Preston councillor Trevor Hart who abstained, for the Hope Villa proposal.

The current house will be demolished to create a new access to the site and a T-junction.

Developers will need to pay £283,559 to fund 18 primary school places in Fulwood.

Planning consultants Maybern said when plans were lodged in July said: “The development, as proposed, is sustainable and will help deliver the new homes needed to meet identified local housing need, and in particular the delivery of 61 no homes of which 18no are affordable homes, helping address a key economic and social priority for the government and Preston City Council.”

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The city council has its hands-tied on new housing developments in the city as it has lost cases on appeal – where it is unable to demonstrate it has a five-year supply of housing planned for Preston to meet demand.

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