Transformation for major Preston gateway

How the revamped New Hall Lane could look
How the revamped New Hall Lane could look
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A major gateway into the centre of Preston is to be transformed after neighbours had their say on a £1.4m revamp of the area.

Residents and businesses have been consulted on the proposed developments for New Hall Lane as part of the City Deal, and detailed plans are now ready to be considered by Lancashire County Council.

Feedback was given including concerns over air pollution and parking, and the consultation helped teams to shape the planned improvements to the area for people who live and work there and for those who use it as a gateway.

Deputy leader of Preston Council, Coun John Swindells, said: “I would firstly like to thank those who took the time to respond to the consultation on the New Hall Lane developments.

“It’s very important to have this input from local people.

“Reflecting on those comments and the detailed plan for the improvements, this is a positive step forward for the area, as well as Preston as a whole.

“One of the main concerns about the project was parking and this has been addressed in the detailed plan.

“The parking provision will now almost double from that currently available.”

County Coun Jennifer Mein, leader of Lancashire County Council, added: “These proposed improvements are part of Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal, which aims to transform the whole area, creating new jobs and growing the local economy.

“We wanted local people to have their say and help to shape these plans for this part of the city.

“These improvements will make it easier for people to get around, while also making it a more attractive area for shopping and businesses.”

If approved, the plans will be at the Citizenzone bus on November 19 and 25 at the Acregate Lane Club car park, between 3pm to 6pm.

The bus will also be at Lidl car park in New Hall Lane on December 2, from 3pm to 6pm.