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Former Shampan restaurant in Penwortham set to be demolished for new development

Posted on - 25th December, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News, Redevelopment, South Ribble News
The proposed site. Pic: Makerfield Design Partnership

The site of former Penwortham curry house The Shampan is set to house three new retail units and a hot food takeaway.

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The popular restaurant in Pope Lane closed its doors in May 2019, after running into financial difficulties.

A new planning application seeks to demolish the existing buildings on the site to make way for a new single-storey development.

The new facilities would share car parking facilities for customers and staff, plus a deliveries area along a dedicated one-way service road.

Front view of the existing building, facing its car park along its northern frontage to Pope Lane. Pic: Makerfield Design Partnership

None of the buildings currently on site have any notable architectural features worthy of preservation, and they are all earmarked for demolition.

As the site is located in the heart of the established Kingsfold Local Centre, South Ribble Borough Council has a policy to retain current business facilities that are a useful amenity and provide local employment.

The Kingsfold Local Centre is shaded blue on the map below, with the site area outlined in red:

The site. Pic: Makerfield Design Partnership

The proposed redevelopment of this site would replace the centre’s largest and only vacant premise, which architects Makerfield Design Partnership say is in poor condition and beyond economic repair.

If approved, the architects say the development would create local employment in greater numbers than any other use at the local centre.

In January 2020 firefighters tackled a blaze in some garages close to the empty restaurant.

Fire in Woodville Road Penwortham

For more details about the development, visit the South Ribble Borough Council website.

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