New Development proposed off Sandy Lane

New Development proposed off Sandy Lane

23rd of October, 2020

The NW Preston Masterplan proposed that Sandy Lane would be the primary North / South route through the new housing developments and it would be crossed by the new East - West link road which connects to the Preston West Distributor Road. The junction of Sandy Lane and the E-W link road would become the 'community centre' of the new NW Preston development area.

In view of the above, the NW Preston Masterplan indicated that land on the right hand side of Sandy Lane (as you approach from Cottam Post Office) would be reserved for community use and a secondary school with land around Ashbridge Nursery reserved for 213 dwellings.

Notwithstanding the above, Wainhomes have submitted an application 06/2020/0966 to build community facilities on the left hand side of Sandy Lane instead of 72 of the 213 homes already approved. The application proposes 50 retirement appartments and a variety of community facilities including 5 units - one of which may be a medical centre - a drive through and a family pub with 180 table covers and a 46 bedroomed hotel above.

The Parish Council considered the application and resolved not to object to the retirement homes or the medical centre / retail units - but to object to the drive through and the public house with hotel accommodation above.

A full copy of the objection can be downloaded on the left but in summary, Members feel that the drive through and hotel may lead to an increase in traffic, noise and disturbance in a residential area. The proposed uses may also have a negative impact on existing and newly established businesses in the area.

Should you wish to object to the application you can send an email to [email protected] quoting the above application number or you can write to the Planing Department, Preston City Council, Town Hall, Preston, PR1 2RL.

In addition, as community facilities are now proposed on the left hand side of Sandy Lane by Wainhomes, Taylor Wimpey / Bloor Homes wish to build 500 homes on the right hand side of Sandy Lane. An application has not yet been submitted but the Parish Council considers that houses should not be built on land allocated for community use - until the community uses have been delivered. The Taylor Wimpey proposal also includes land reserved for a secondary school - but we have expressed concern regarding the access which would be provided from Tabley Lane.