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Five plans for a total of 527 homes in Preston in new housing developments to be considered

Posted on - 4th November, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Business, Cottam, Fulwood, Grimsargh, History, Housing, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment, Roads
Preston City Council town hall. Pic: Tony Worrall
Preston City Council town hall. Pic: Tony Worrall

Five planning applications for new housing are due to be discussed by Preston City Council‘s planning committee on Thursday (5 November).

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Some are recommended for approval and some for refusal but all would majorly contribute to further a burst of new housing in the North of the city.

Whittingham Lane, Broughton, Preston, PR3 5DD:

The application site comprises an existing agricultural field approximately 200m south of Whittingham Lane and an existing row of dwellings.

The planning application for Whittingham Lane includes up to 111 new dwellings.

Illustrative layout drawings have been submitted to show how dwellings could be arranged alongside roadways, footpaths and connections to adjacent sites, with public open space, a play area, and planting retained.

The plans include up to 30 per cent affordable housing but the plans have been recommended to be refused.

Reasons for refusal include that it is a countryside area and the development would lead into to the unplanned expansion of a rural village.

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Land adjacent 329 Preston Road, Preston, PR2 5JT:

This application includes plans for 30 houses consisting of a mix of terraced, semi-detached and three bungalows.

The applicant has indicated the bungalows would target those over 55 years of age.

The applicant has submitted an indicative site plan, indicating how the site could be developed with an area of open space to the north west of the site, a pond to the north east, and an attenuation pond to the centre.

35 per cent of the developments would be affordable housing.

However, this application has been recommended for refusal due to the area being an open green-field site.

Land North of Tabley Lane, Preston:

Some of the style of homes planned for Tabley Lane
Some of the style of homes planned for Tabley Lane

The application, which is recommended for approval if they meet certain conditions, is seeking permission for 200 dwellings will access applied for only.

The application seeks to create two new accesses from within the applicant’s existing development to the south of the site.

The submitted illustrative masterplan indicates further pedestrian and cycle links to proposed development sites to the north.

It also includes 1.6 hectares of land safeguarded for a 2-form entry primary school, and 1.62 hectares of green space.

Approval is recommended if they financially contribute to affordable housing elsewhere however if they do not reach an agreement by Friday 6 November then the application will be refused due to not being legally secured.

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Land at Cardwells Farm, Garstang Road, Preston, Barton, PR3 5DR:

Comprising of six fields, this application consists of 151 houses, 35 per cent of which is planned to be affordable.

The application is also seeking approval for a community building.

Vehicular access would be taken directly from the A6, between the dwellings at 630 and 638 Garstang Road.

However, for this to happen a section of hedgerow and three trees would have to be removed.

Although, the illustrative plan shows the provision of two children’s play areas and various other areas of other informal public open space across the site, as well as new tree planting throughout and retention of existing trees where possible.

Despite this, the application is recommended for refusal due to the countryside location.

Land off Tom Benson Way, Preston, PR2 1SG:

The application seeks full planning permission for 35 dwellings, including a pumping station within the site.

The development proposes three different house types, a mixture of two and three bedroom units.

They will all be two storey and either semi-detached or terraced.

The proposed dwellings would consist of a buff facing brick, with a slate grey tile finish and anthracite windows and some of the units would include a white render finish at first floor to their frontages.

The applicant has indicated that between 30% and 100% of the dwellings would be affordable which is due to the applicant’s reliance on grant funding from Homes England.

However, if the applicant’s bid for grant funding is unsuccessful, or only partially successful, the scheme may deliver only 30% affordable housing provision or greater than 30% but less than 100% provision.

One condition of approval is that the plans provide at least 30 per cent affordable housing.

However, if a decision has not been reached by Thursday 12 November then the application will be refused on the grounds of not being legally secure.

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