380-home plan for former Preston mill

By Tim Aldred

20 Jul 2023

Horrocks Mill

Plans have been submitted to redevelop the former Horrocks Mill site in Preston into 380 homes.

Located between Queen Street and Church Street, Horrocks Mill is a brownfield site owned by the Brookhouse Group and its development aims to support the aspirations set out in the city's Stoneygate Masterplan.

Following a public consultation earlier in the summer, housing association Onward has now submitted its plans to Preston City Council.

The development would feature up to 380 modern, affordable homes as well as areas of green space and new cycling and walking routes into the city centre from Queen Street and Church Street.

Sandy Livingstone, executive director for property at Onward, said: "Our plans for Horrocks Mill present an enormous opportunity to transform a derelict brownfield site into a place that local people can call home. Horrocks Mill is an ideal location to provide new homes, benefitting from excellent connections to the city centre."

This project follows Onward's earlier decision to demolish the tower blocks at the nearby Queen Street and Avenham neighbourhood and replace these with modern homes that better reflect local housing needs.

Sandy added: "The redevelopment of the site supports our wider vision to deliver a transformative regeneration programme in one of our great northern cities. Local knowledge is invaluable to us and we would like to thank everyone that took the time to share their views with us during the consultation."

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