Change to noise impact assessment for planned retirement home in Broughton

Posted on - 1st February, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Housing, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
The vacant land in Broughton where the Touch of Spice used to be Pic: Blog Preston
The vacant land in Broughton where the Touch of Spice used to be Pic: Blog Preston

A change to proposals for a new retirement home in Broughton is set for approval.


The development would be on the former Touch of Spice restaurant and its car park, covering the area between Woodplumpton Lane and Garstang Road.

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The principle of developing the site for residential purposes was established when planning permission was granted in June 2020.

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Now a new application seeks to vary condition no.13 of that permission, to make reference to an updated Noise Impact Assessment (NIA).

View of the care home from Garstang Road (North)
View of the care home from Garstang Road (North)

In a report to Preston City Council Planning Committee, the Director of Development and Housing says: “The submitted NIA under the 2019 application included mitigation measures relating to the originally proposed ground floor commercial units, which are no longer required, as these units were deleted from the scheme.

“The applicant has subsequently submitted an updated NIA to better reflect the development proposed, that being wholly residential, and seeks to vary condition no.13 to make reference to the updated NIA.”

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The Environmental Health Officer agrees with the change, however recommends a condition requiring the rating level for noise from all plant and machinery associated with the development to not exceed 10 decibels below the background noise level at the nearest noise sensitive premises.

The application (06/2021/1536) will be discussed at Planning Committee on Thursday 3 February. The report recommending approval can be viewed on the Preston City Council website.

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