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New 11-storey block of flats approved opposite Preston Bus Station

Posted on - 6th August, 2022 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
The area of Tithebarn Street Pic: Google
The area of Tithebarn Street Pic: Google

A proposed development for new flats in Preston city centre has been given the green light by Preston City Council.

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The application site is located between Tithebarn Street, Old Vicarage and Bishopgate within the city centre.

The application sought outline application seeking approval for access and scale for erection of a 11-storey mixed use building comprising of up to 124 apartments (Use Class C3) and ground floor leisure/retail space (Use Class E/F1/F2) with associated landscaping and parking, following demolition of the existing building.

The proposal will include off site highways works to provide a pavement to Bishopgate.

The indicative plans show a main reception to the proposed building facing on to and accessed from Tithebarn Street, with secondary pedestrian accesses proposed to all other elevations.

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A single leisure/retail unit, resident’s gym, work from home space, cinema room, bin store and cycle store are proposed on the ground floor of the building.

Vehicular access would be taken from Bishopgate via three T-junctions to access 23 car parking spaces to the rear of the building.

The proposed plan indicates 23 parking spaces would be provided including one disabled and two electric vehicle charging points.

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No affordable housing is proposed due to financial viability reasons.

United Utilities had raised concerns over the lack of investigation of infiltration potential at the site and as such request a condition requiring additional investigation and assessment of sustainable drainage options prior to development.

County Highways did not object to the principle of the scheme but raise concerns over potential impact on Tithebarn Street and Old Vicarage, which are important bus routes, during demolition and construction and safe access for pedestrians.

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