New homes ready to open at site of former special school

Woodacre homes on Cromwell Road, Preston
Woodacre homes on Cromwell Road, Preston
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What’s happening?

The site of a former special school is to be transformed into a development of 20 homes.
Golden Hill School on Cromwell Road, Preston, is set to become a mix of semi-detached and detached houses.

When will it happen?

A statement from developers Morris Homes said: “Morris is continuing its work at the new Woodacre development on Cromwell Road, Preston, and plans to open in April 2017.”

Why has it happened?

Plans for the homes had originally been thrown out against the advice of officers at Preston Council.
Councillors had raised fears over issues including a lack of affordable homes and the loss of trees, but decided in a behind-closed-doors meeting not to defend the reasons for refusal at the appeal.
An appeal was allowed and after inspectors looked through he resubmitted plans they were found to be acceptable subject to conditions.

What happens now?

With the Cromwell Road homes set to open next month, interested parties can find out more by calling 0845 601 5667. 
Morris Homes describes the development as “ideal for professional couples looking to get a foot on the property ladder, while also being perfect for families.”