Plans to create a rural business park in Broughton have been rejected by Preston City Council.Advertisement
The development on land at Orchard Farm, 115 Whittingham Lane, would have comprised of 33 units across nine single storey blocks, covering up to 2,729 sq m of floorspace for use Class B8 (storage and distribution) and use Class E (commercial, business and service).
The reason given for refusal is that the business park does not align with Policy EN1 of the Preston Local and Core Strategy plan 2012-2026.
Developers had argued the park would have a number of benefits including the creation of jobs through the construction phase and increasing bio-diversity.
However, council planners also highlighted that the application fails to demonstrate there is a local business and community need for the proposed development.
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Broughton Parish Council raised objections against the proposal, including:
27 letters of objection had also been received. The letters mentioned concerns about impact on flooding, traffic, wildlife and climate change.
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