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Call for development sites across Preston and South Ribble

Posted on - 29th January, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Central Lancashire Development Plan, Housing, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
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A view of Preston’s skyline from Vernon Carus mill Pic: scrappyNW

Have you got a piece of land that needs building on?

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Landowners in Preston, South Ribble and Chorley are being asked if they have any size or shape of land.

It will form part of the Central Lancashire Development plan being put together by Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and Chorley Council.

Anyone interested can submit the details of small to medium-sized sites available for development in the next 15 years.

An initial consultation ran in 2018 and any sites submitted for this must not be resubmitted.

The councils say any type of land, be it occupied, vacant, derelict or undeveloped can be put forward.

Proposals for what can be built could include residential, commercial, retail, leisure or recreation.

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Cabinet member for planning and regulation at Preston City Council councillor Peter Moss said: “Public consultation is a crucial part of developing our local plan – this is another opportunity to get involved in the future of your area.

“We really need these small sites, and we really need the small and medium sized local builders to come to the party.

“A local plan is hugely important to residents and businesses. It enables councils and planners to identify key opportunities and to forward plan. This is the stage where we need help in identifying those key sites, which can be developed in the coming years.

“We are pleased to be working in partnership with South Ribble and Chorley to develop the local plan for the needs of the wider Central Lancashire area, providing a more comprehensive understanding of the needs, opportunities and challenges.”

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The call for sites is running through to Monday 8 April.

Cabinet member for strategic planning and housing at South Ribble Borough Council councillor Cliff Hughes said: “South Ribble residents have a vital part to play in deciding the future development of the borough – that is why I want to encourage people to submit a site for development before the deadline on 8th April.

“The ideas that you put forward will help to shape the look and feel of Central Lancashire for the next 15 years – so this is obviously an important process and I am looking forward to reading the submissions.

“Of course, we are not alone in this process, and I look forward to working with our neighbours in Chorley and Preston once again.”

You can see more information and submit a site on the Central Local Plan website.

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