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Greenfield homes plan angers campaigners

Estate plan: The Mosses Farm site, off Green Noon Lane, where developers want to build more than 80 new homes

Estate plan: The Mosses Farm site, off Green Noon Lane, where developers want to build more than 80 new homes

Campaigners have hit out at plans to build more than 80 new homes on a green field site in Whittingham.

Local residents say the 
development to the south of Whittingham Road and east of Green Nook Lane, in Whittingham, near Preston, would overload local services, 
including roads and sewers.

The plans, submitted by 
developers David Wilson Homes, propose building 81 houses on the site of the former Mosses Farm.

Coun Ken Hudson, who represents Preston Rural North on Preston Council, said: “The north of Preston just can’t take any more houses until 
something is done with the infrastructure.

“We already have 650 
houses planned on the old Whittingham Hospital site and feel the Stonebridge 
roundabout at Longridge can’t take any more traffic. 
Something needs to be done with the infrastructure first.”

Parish Coun Dave Hall is part of local campaign group “Don’t Build Here”, which successfully opposed plans for another nearby development by Fox Land and Property.

He said: “The government inspector threw out their 
appeal and said that any 
benefits from the development would be outweighed by the problems it would cause at Broughton crossroads and the motorway roundabout.

“There’s also local concern about drainage and sewerage, which would not support a 
development of this size.”

A spokesman for David 
Wilson Homes said: “We are in discussion with Preston Council and Lancashire County Council with regard to the necessary off-site highways works, which will include consideration of the Broughton Interchange. We are committed to ensuring that all issues will be addressed.”

 

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