Plans for up to 200 homes in the Lancashire countryside are set to go to public inquiry.
The plans for the former Ridings depot and 10 fields on the edge of Longridge, near Preston, had be submitted to Preston Council but because the planning application hadn’t been determined within the 13 week period, Fox Strategic Land and Property Limited has lodged an appeal with the planning inspectorate.
The land has been earmarked for the town houses, detached and semi-detached homes, plus offices for up to 100 jobs, a gym and swimming pool, open space and residential apartments with care.
The plans are however due to go before Preston Council at a planning meeting on Monday.
Documents due before the council state that the plans are recommended for approval.
The document adds: “The purpose of this report is to ask Members to determine the decision they would have made had the appeal not been lodged. The decision reached by Members will form part of the City Council’s case at the forthcoming public inquiry.”
The appeal will be considered early next year.
The same plans were refused by the Planning Committee in January 2012 and dismissed on by the Planning Inspector in August 2012.