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Pickering’s Farm in Penwortham to see second consultation

Posted on - 14th November, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, Penwortham, Preston News

Site of the proposed new neighbourhood in Penwortham

Those living near a proposed new neighbourhood in Penwortham for a second time in six months.

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Located to the south of Penwortham, the site aims to deliver a new, mixed-use community to the east of Penwortham Way.

Around 2000 new homes, a new dual form primary school, a local centre and extended recreational facilities for Penwortham Community Centre are being proposed.

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The project is being promoted house builders, Taylor Wimpey, and the Government’s housing agency, Homes England and it will all be accessed via a new signalized access off the Penwortham Way.

Two public events of consultation were held earlier this year, with 200 people attended one of the sessions and 25,000 visiting the project website.

A further set of workshops were held with residents living within the site, whilst a Steering Group for local representatives to voice their thoughts was also established.

Site of the proposed new neighbourhood in Penwortham

Feedback provided was considered by the development team and then submitted to South Ribble Borough Council who then provided feedback.

The Authority’s Planning Committee endorsed the first round of consultation on Wednesday 7 November, subsequently allowing the development team to begin consulting on the draft Masterplan.

Now the second round of public consultation has commenced, running for a period of six weeks.

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The Masterplan, alongside ways to provide feedback, can be viewed on the dedicated project website and in hard copy format at the Civic Centre in Leyland, Kingsfold Library and Lostock Hall Library.

Two public exhibitions will also take place at Penwortham Community Centre, where residents can meet the development team and provide comments.

These sessions will take place on Tuesday 20 November between 3pm – 7.30pm and on Tuesday 27 November between 4pm – 7.30pm.

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Senior Strategic Land and Planning Manager at Taylor Wimpey, Kate McClean, said: “We are delighted to be launching the second round of consultation on our plans for a new neighbourhood in Penwortham, after a successful first tranche in the summer.

“Working together, Taylor Wimpey and Homes England are committed to engagement with residents and stakeholders to establish a Masterplan that local people can be proud of.

“Pickering’s Farm will establish the new homes that South Ribble is identified to need, alongside a range of new community services which can be used by both new and existing residents. The includes the provision of a new local centre, primary school and the extension of community facilities at Penwortham Community Centre.”

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