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Hundreds of people object to new Whittingham homes

Posted on - 2nd December, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Grimsargh, Housing, Politics, Preston News
The plans for Whittingham Lane
The plans for Whittingham Lane

A proposal for new homes in Whittingham looks set for approval despite hundreds of objections.

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Preston North and Wyre MP Ben Wallace has also expressed his concerns about the development from Sentantii Holdings.

Outline planning permission has been applied for to build 65 new homes off Whittingham Lane.

The properties would be behind Goosnargh Cottage and Chingle Hall Cottage on a three hectare site and a new access road would be created.

A statement from Smith and Love planning consultants as part of plans submitted in July said: “It demonstrates that the application site is a suitable, accessible and sustainable location for new housing and that the development will significantly enhance variety and choice within the local market. The proposal is also deliverable in the short term.”

Amongst the objections include Whittingham Parish Council who say the site is inadequate public transport links and a lack of highways capacity.

Read more: See all the latest housing developments in Preston

Ben Wallace MP has stated the site is not allocated for development in the city’s local plan and the combined number of homes proposed for the village is ‘unsustainable’.

Preston City Council’s planning department has received 331 letters objective to the development.

The city council at present cannot demonstrate a five-year supply of new housing, so the plans are recommended for approval pending a Section 106 agreement.

Read more: Are all the new housing developments in Preston a good or bad thing?

Councillors will hear the plans and decide during the next planning committee on Thursday 6 December. The full plans can be seen on the city council website.

What do you think about the Whittingham plans? Do you live in the area? Let us know in the comments below

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