£80m Preston regeneration plan gets the green light

Artists impression of how the �80 million site at Cottam Brickworks will look

Artists impression of how the �80 million site at Cottam Brickworks will look

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The planning team at De Pol Associates has secured unanimous approval for a new District Centre at the former Cottam Brickworks site in Preston.

The city’s planning committee approved the £80 million regeneration scheme off Tom Benson Way.

Following significant investment and commitment to the site Cottam Hall Properties are understandably thrilled that the plans for the new District Centre have been approved by the planning committee.

Marco De Pol

It will create a new mixed use centre providing a range of retail, leisure and health facilities for local residents.

The plans also include a supermarket and other retail uses, public house, restaurant, petrol station, crèche and health hub, which could potentially accommodate a GP surgery and pharmacy providing a total floorspace of 9,520sqm.

The 13.85 hectare site will see a supermarket and offices within a mixed use development that responds to the site’s new designation as a District Centre.

Lancashire-based planning consultancy De Pol Associates, currently celebrating its 30th year of providing planning and development advice, won planning consent for the developer, Cottam Hall Properties.

Marco De Pol, managing director, said: “We have been advising Cottam Hall Properties for a number of years on planning matters relating to the redevelopment of the brickworks site.

“Following significant investment and commitment to the site Cottam Hall Properties are understandably thrilled that the plans for the new District Centre have been approved by the planning committee.

“The developers have had a great deal of support for the scheme from the local community,” he added.