New homes boost for Preston

By Lancashire Business View

18 Jun 2014

Town planning consultancy Frost Planning has submitted a planning application to Preston City Council for 189 residential dwellings on a site in North West Preston on behalf of David Wilson Homes and Property Capital.

The development is situated off Sandyforth Lane, Preston, and will include the first stretch of the new East-West Link distributor road.

It will therefore be a vital phase in the delivery of the North West Preston Strategic Location – a planned major urban extension of Preston comprising approximately 5,000 dwellings, plus commercial and community uses, which is supported by Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council.

Andy Frost of Frost Planning said: “The development will boost the supply of attractive family housing in the area. It will also make a substantial contribution to local highway, educational, open space and other community infrastructure.

"We have submitted environmental reports which demonstrate that the development poses no threat to residential amenities, traffic conditions or local wildlife. We believe that this development presents an excellent opportunity to create new jobs; boost local housing supply, and fund a range of infrastructure improvements. We hope that local residents will realise these benefits and get behind the scheme.” Andrew Taylor of David Wilson Homes added: “This development supports the Government’s City Deal for Preston. David Wilson Homes has extensive experience of developing high-quality housing throughout the North West region and nationally. Subject to receiving planning permission later this year we hope to start work on site by early 2015.”

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