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Decisions made on more than 500 homes in four areas of Preston

Posted on - 1st December, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Central Lancashire Development Plan, Fylde Locations, Housing, Preston Council, Preston Locations, Preston News, Redevelopment, Roads, Transport
Preston City Council town hall. Pic: Tony Worrall
Preston City Council town hall. Pic: Tony Worrall

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

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This application was refused due to being located in the countryside.

The application outcome said: “The proposed development would be contrary to the hierarchy of locations for focussing growth and investment at urban, brownfield and allocated sites, within key service centres and other defined places.”

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

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This application was 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.

Land North of Tabley Lane, Preston: Approved with conditions 

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

This application outlined the planning for up to 200 dwellings and has been approved with conditions.

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The conditions include a financial contribution to off-site affordable housing.

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.

Whittingham Lane, Broughton, Preston, PR3 5DD: Refused

The application which comprises an existing agricultural field approximately 200m south of Whittingham Lane and an existing row of dwellings has been refused.

Refusal was due to the countryside location.

The application included up to 111 new dwellings.

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Illustrative layout drawings had 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 included up to 30 per cent affordable housing.

Land adjacent 329 Preston Road, Preston, PR2 5JT: Approved with conditions

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.

However, the original application was recommended for refusal due to being on an open green-field site.

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But it has been approved with conditions subject to a S106 obligation being secured for providing on-site affordable housing, education provision and the future management of the public open space.

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 will be affordable housing.

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