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Harris Park housing plans blocked by Preston City Council as campaigners declare victory

Harris Park, the former orphanage, stands off Garstang Road in Fulwood Pic: Tony Worrall Campaigners battling to stop homes being built within the grounds of Fulwood’s former orphanage at Harris Park have been victorious. Preston City Council’s planning committee voted to reject the proposals […]

3 years ago
Harris Park orphanage housing scheme expected to be rejected

The former orphanage became the Harris Knowledge Park when owned by the University of Central Lancashire Pic: Tony Worrall A multi-millionaire’s proposals to build a housing development in the grounds of a grade-II listed former orphanage and gardens in Fulwood looks set to be thrown out. Yousuf Bhailok had […]

3 years ago
Revised planning application submitted for Harris Park housing development in Fulwood

The former orphanage buildings are now in private ownership Pic: Tony Worrall Plans for Harris Park housing development have been revised after a Fulwood group attempted to stop the building on the grounds of a former orphanage. The plans have been resubmitted […]

4 years ago
Meet the former Harris Park governor who installed the Fulwood war memorial

Fulwood's war memorial on Remembrance Sunday Pic: Blog Preston The war memorial within the Harris Park site was paid for and arranged by the ‘old boys and girls of the orphanage’. Before becoming private housing the site was originally […]

4 years ago
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Campaign launches to block Harris Park homes development in Fulwood

The former Harris Orphanage on the Harris Knowledge Park Campaigners are gearing up for a fight to stop a proposed housing development in the grounds of a former orphanage. As reported on Blog Preston, Yousuf Bhailok has tabled plans […]

4 years ago
Harris Park orphanage site is up for sale

The former Harris Orphanage on the Harris Knowledge Park The former Harris Orphanage on the Harris Knowledge Park Pic: Tony Worrall A former Grade II listed orphanage and university site has been put on the market – with a […]

6 years ago
Man who sexually abused children at Fulwood children’s home is jailed

Christopher Hartley Christopher Hartley A man who worked at a children’s home in Fulwood during the 1970s has been jailed for historic sex offences. Christopher Hartley, of Denham Avenue, Warrington, was found […]

6 years ago
Harris Park orphanage owner faces in-depth council inspection

The former Harris Children's Home Pic: Tony Worrall The former Harris Children’s Home Pic: Tony Worrall A former orphanage and children’s home in Fulwood is to see an extensive inspection to check its condition. Preston City Council’s cabinet […]

7 years ago
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