Homes and link road plans lodged with Preston Council

Concern: Residents put signs up last year warning of traffic worries linked to major developments planned for north-west Preston

Concern: Residents put signs up last year warning of traffic worries linked to major developments planned for north-west Preston

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Major plans for North West Preston have been lodged with the city council.

Redrow Homes were previously granted outline permission for up to 330 homes on land at Lightfoot Lane. The developer has now lodged detailed plans for the first phases of 20 and 71 homes, as well as the construction of the East-West link road across the site.

Local representatives said they the plans were “reassuring”, but raised concerns about traffic.

Lea Coun Julie Buttle said: “This development is going to go ahead and we were expecting the reserved matters application.

“The fact Redrow has acknowledged the road will go through their site and they will have to build either side of that road is good news.

“From a councillor’s perspective, it is reassuring to see that the East-West road will feature in the development.

“But concerns must be expressed that access will be taken from Lightfoot Lane until the site gets established.”

Plans include the layout, scale, appearance and landscaping of homes, and the construction of the East-West link road and main roads and a new access to Lightfoot Lane.

Bob McBride, of Lightfoot Lane Area Residents Association, said their main concern was the traffic on Lightfoot Lane and the infrastructure.

He added: “It’s obviously going to happen, but I think it’s how it happens that we’re more concerned about now.”