Preston approves 15-year Stoneygate regeneration plan

Preston City Council has approved the creation of a new 1,600-home urban village to regenerate the Stoneygate area.

The 15-year framework will include bringing back into use a number of empty and derelict buildings in the underused part of the city, including the former Horrocks Mill.

Preston City Council, with the support of Lancashire County Council and Homes England, appointed Nexus Planning with WSP, Buttress Architects, Colliers International, Eastham and Co and Gillespies, to prepare a regeneration framework masterplan for the Stoneygate area of Preston city centre.

The baseline Masterplan report reflects survey work, assessment work and stakeholder consultation. Stoneygate covers around 38 hectares and collectively represents perhaps one of the largest regeneration opportunities in the city centre.

Councillor Peter Moss, cabinet member for planning and regulation, said: "Stoneygate is a key area of Preston city centre with huge potential and many opportunities. Creating a new high quality urban village, it’s a chance to bring a huge transformation into this historic part of Preston."

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