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.Advertisement
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.
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Furthermore, five letters of objection have also been received and they contain claims such as:
A decision on the development will be made at Preston City Council Planning Committee today (Thursday 30 September).
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