Council unveils regeneration plan for Preston

The growth and development of the City of Preston is set for another boost with a landmark plan to be approved by Preston City Council.

Preston’s future housing development, business and commercial locations, transport infrastructure, educational and community facilities are all covered by this framework.

“Over the next 12 years or so, we’re planning for the development of over 7,800 new homes. We’re talking quality homes and affordable homes for future generations to live in. But it’s not just about housing. It’s about people and communities.

“As one of the top 15 per cent of authorities to adopt a Local Plan, we can set the planning framework to achieve this and more. It puts Preston in charge of its own destiny and in the driving seat to a bright, sustainable future. It allows Preston to capitalise from every single penny of the £430m Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal in a constructive and planned way for the benefit of the many, not just the few.” Councillor Jennifer Mein, leader of Lancashire County Council, added: “We would welcome the adoption of the Local Plan for Preston. It is a major part of the City Deal jigsaw and provides certainty to the future development of Preston. It maps out the city’s future in a way that everybody can be utterly clear about. This is critical - not just for housing and commercial developers but for the people of Preston, as well as future generations who will live and work in the city.”

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