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81 new homes proposal for Broughton set to be refused

Posted on - 30th September, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Housing, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
The application site (red) in relation to Broughton, James Towers Way, the neighbourhood plan allocated land (green hash) and approved schemes at Park House (purple) and Keyfold Farm (yellow) Pic: Emery Planning
The application site (red) in relation to Broughton, James Towers Way, the neighbourhood plan allocated land (green hash) and approved schemes at Park House (purple) and Keyfold Farm (yellow) Pic: Emery Planning

A proposed plan for 81 new homes in the Whittingham Lane and James Towers Way area of Broughton is set to be refused after a number of issues have been raised deeming the site unsuitable.

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According to a report from the Director of Development and Housing, the main reason for the recommended refusal is that the development would be situated in open countryside, whereas the Preston Local Plan 2012-2026 states growth and investment should be focussed at urban, brownfield and allocated sites.

It also goes against the Central Lancashire Core Strategy, which seeks to ensure that any new developments are beneficial to local needs and opportunities.

Local organisations have also raised concerns on the viability of the site.

County Highways objects as they feel the proposal fails to demonstrate how the site will provide safe and adequate access to both vehicles and pedestrians. Broughton Parish Council object as they feel access to the site is dangerous and the lack of infrastructure is concerning.

Read more: Planning application submitted for 42 new homes in Woodplumpton

Furthermore, five letters of objection have also been received and they contain claims such as:

  • The proposed access onto the roundabout is dangerous
  • The roundabout has been dangerous since completion
  • The development will add to the risk of further flooding in the future
  • There are errors within the submitted Flood Risk Assessment
  • The proposed development would increase traffic adding to the significant peak period traffic flow from the ongoing construction of developments in the area
  • There are existing traffic and highway safety concerns
  • Impact on climate change due to loss of trees, hedgerows, and ponds
  • There is a lack of infrastructure
  • There should be no more housing until proper infrastructure is created along with a drainage system that can cope with the surface water
  • There are enough new buildings in the countryside already

A decision on the development will be made at Preston City Council Planning Committee today (Thursday 30 September).

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