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Homes estate plan for deaf school site

Building proposal: The former Royal Cross site will see houses build on part of the now demolished school

Building proposal: The former Royal Cross site will see houses build on part of the now demolished school

The site of a former Preston landmark buildingcould be transformed into a mini-housing estate.

A scheme is due to be considered on Monday by city planners which would see residential development on the former Royal Cross Institute for the Deaf site at Brockholes Brow.

The main building has already been demolished, although an adjoining premises is still used by Deafway.

The plan includes the demolition of an isolated building near the centre of the site to allow the building of 14 two-storey houses with front driveways and alterations to the existing vehicular access.

The development will include 10 four-bedroom detached houses with attached single garages and four five-bedroomed detached homes with attached double garages. All will have front and back gardens.

A report to the development committee says: “The access road would be improved by moving its junction with Glenluce Drive away from Brockholes Brow allowing for safer manoeuvring at the junction.

A footway would be provided alongside the access roadway and according to planners, the area would be set out as two small cul-de-sacs accessed of the main Deafway entrance.

Deafway, however, has expressed concerns over encroachment on it’s car park but planners said there would be enough space left to accommodate it’s needs.

Neither planners nor highways chiefs have an major objections to the proposal, which has been submitted by Steve Jackson.

However, Lancashire County Council has asked for a contribution of £59,402 should be made to meet the cost of providing extra school places that would be required as a consequence of the proposed development if it goes ahead to form part of a legal agreement.

 

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