Neil Darby

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The Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government which will see an extra £17.2m invested in Lancashire between 2016 and 2021. The Government will work with the LEP to bring together other funding- including the Public Works Loan Board – to support the delivery of this deal. […]

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Brickworks Development Moving Forward

by neildarby on 6 January, 2015

Cottam Hall Properties, the developer behind the £80 million site at Cottam Brickworks is to unveil new plans for the scheme, responding to Preston’s emerging Local Plan, at a public consultation event on January 15, 2015. The public consultation will be held at St Margaret’s Church, off Tag Lane, 1A St Margaret’s Close, Ingol. The plans […]

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Hi-Tech…kerbs!

by neildarby on 18 December, 2014

Prototype kerbstones made from recycled plastic waste in Lancashire have been tested for durability over the last two years in several Lancashire locations and in Blackpool.  They have performed very well and the “Lancashire Kerb” will go into full time production by Salvtech Ltd before Christmas thus making good use of Lancashire waste.  “What is […]

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Devolution for Preston and Lancashire

by neildarby on 17 December, 2014

Following on from the Scottish Independence referendum in September, motions on Devolution for the North West have been proposed, amended and accepted by Lancashire County Council and Preston City Council by County Cllr Bill Winlow and Cllr Neil Darby.  Both motions call for the setting up of a constitutional convention to work out a way […]

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BEWARE- burglaries tend to rise as the dark nights draw in, especially leading up to Christmas when there are more valuables in the home in the form of presents. The police have launched their Darker Nights campaign to make sure people are aware of the need to check lighting and security. 1 in 3 burglaries […]

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Preston Traffic Build-up

by neildarby on 14 December, 2014

Commuters across Preston have been left in a jam over recent weeks with a noticeable spike in traffic. This has been put down to a ‘Perfect Storm’ of roadworks on many of the key roads in and around the city. With capacity works on the M6 around the M55 junction running beyond schedule (now anticipated […]

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Disappointment over Preston MP’s lack of action

by neildarby on 13 December, 2014

I am deeply disappointed that Preston’s current Labour MP didn’t vote for the Liberal Democrat proposals to reform the bedroom tax. In September last year, I voted to make reforming the bedroom tax Liberal Democrat policy and in September Lib Dem MPs voted this through in Parliament. The bedroom tax is hurting local people and […]

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Brickworks site – Cottam District Centre

by neildarby on 12 December, 2014

On Monday 3rd November, Preston City Council voted to reject the planning application for the Eastway Hub, following speeches from Ingol councillors Pauline Brown and Neil Darby. This means that work at the Brickworks can progress. The Brickworks site – now incorporated into the Preston Local Plan as the Cottom District Centre – will be […]

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Work ongoing at Intact

by neildarby on 11 December, 2014

Work on the extension at Intact on Whitby Avenue is proceeding apace.  Assuming everything goes according to plan and we don’t have too harsh a winter, it should be ready for a Grand Re-opening in the Spring.  In the meantime, Intact have asked us to let everyone know that Whitby’s cafe is still open for […]

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Ingol Golf Course – Update

by neildarby on 10 December, 2014

On 29 September, Preston’s Planning Committee threw out the plan to build 164 houses on the golf course, between New Rough Hey, The Avenue and Sheraton Park, after a strong case for rejection had been put by Councillor Pauline Brown. The grounds for rejection were that the Planning Committee believed the development would result in […]

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