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Edmund Robert Harris, Preston’s enigma, benefactor and philanthropist

Edmund Robert Harris Pic: The Harris Perhaps the best known Prestonian is Edmund Robert Harris. He was born in 1804 and died in 1877, a wealthy man who bequeathed his massive fortune to the town. Edmund […]

2 months ago
Long-awaited proposal to rejuvenate Church Street becomes Preston City Council policy

An indicative 3D vision plan from the Supplementary Planning Document Plans for Stoneygate Regeneration Framework have been approved by Preston City Council’s cabinet. In a Wednesday (June 24) evening meeting, the city council’s cabinet approved the SPD document and are […]

2 years ago
Stoneygate ‘Urban Village’ plans to be discussed further by Council

Sketch showing a view from Church Street to Manchester Road roundabout Plans for development to the Stoneygate area will be revisited by councillors this week. Original plans to redevelop the area into an ‘urban village’ – released last July – show […]

2 years ago
Have your say on plans to create an ‘urban village’ in the Stoneygate area

Sketch showing a view from Church Street to Manchester Road roundabout Members of the public are being invited to comment on plans for the Stoneygate regeneration. Preston City Council is gathering opinions on the Stoneygate Regeneration Framework draft Supplementary Planning Document […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement New Preston city centre apartment block will create 28 homes

Plans for new apartment block located within the Stoneygate development area have been approved. Once completed, the development in Grimshaw Street, will provide 28 new homes. The four-storey apartment block […]

3 years ago
Plans to create an ‘urban village’ in the Stoneygate area have been unveiled

Sketch showing a view from Church Street to Manchester Road roundabout Exciting plans to create an ‘urban village’ in a neglected part of Preston have been unveiled. The Stoneygate Masterplan sets out a framework to develop the area and attract investment […]

3 years ago
How the Stoneygate Masterplan took shape and what its author thinks

Looking down into Church Street Pic: Tony Worrall Church Street has been a blight on Preston city centre for decades. On the eve of a major announcement by Preston City Council on how it proposes to tackle the […]

3 years ago
Man arrested on suspicion of rape in Preston city centre

Stoneygate where the attack is alleged to have taken place Stoneygate where the attack is alleged to have taken place A Chorley man has been arrested following an allegation of rape in Preston city centre. Preston Police closed off Stoneygate, […]

4 years ago
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