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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 will be on show from 12.00 noon to 8.00pm.

Ian Rankin, director of Cottam Hall Properties said: “We believe it is important that the community learn what is now planned for the  site following the unveiling of Preston’s proposed Local Plan last year   – anyone who wants to know more about the regeneration plan for the Brickworks should attend our consultation event. Our development team will be on hand to answer any questions that local residents and interested parties might have.”

Through the emerging Local Plan the site recently gained new prominence when the County and City Councils identified the Brickworks as the site for a District Centre at the heart of North Preston serving a major new housing programme as well as existing housing.

Currently the 28 acre site has planning permission for 206 residential units, a supermarket, a pub/restaurant, and limited other retail and commercial units. The new application is to increase the district centre uses so that a shopping centre and amenities can be developed around the supermarket, leaving the residential area as currently approved.

Ingol and Tanterton Councillor Neil Darby said: “It is great to see these plans being unveiled to the public. People in Ingol have been waiting a very long time for the Brickworks to move forward and we are finally seeing some visible progress. I look forward to seeing the plans with other residents and hearing their thoughts on the proposals.”

“The Brickworks project will bring new life into the area. Not only will there be a District Center on our doorstep for residents to use and enjoy – and finally a supermarket in easy walking distance! – but there will also be new jobs in the area. I hope after so many delays over the years that we will see swift development from here on.”

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