Plans for Stoneygate Regeneration Framework have been approved by Preston City Council’s cabinet.Advertisement
In a Wednesday (June 24) evening meeting, the city council’s cabinet approved the SPD document and are set to begin further plans for the ‘urban village’.
The 15-year regeneration framework aims to create an urban village in Stoneygate and deliver 1,600 homes, as well as bring back into use a number of empty and derelict buildings in the underused part of the city, including the former Horrocks Mill.
Plans are set to enhance the public realm and the connections to Cardinal Newman College and the area around Arkwright House and St John’s Minster, along with improving cycling and walking routes.
Councillor Peter Moss, Cabinet member for planning and regulation, said: “Stoneygate is a key area of Preston city centre with huge potential and many opportunities.
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“Creating a new high quality urban village, it’s a chance to bring a huge transformation into this historic part of Preston.
“This is the exciting next step in our long-term vision for the area where public and private sectors can work together to maximise its potential, linking into both the City Centre Plan and City Centre Living Strategy.”
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