'Preston has not got the infrastructure' - Locals have their say over new Preston retail park

A retail park which will bring a small supermarket, six shops, a pub and a drive-thru cafe to Preston has been given the green light.

Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 12:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 2:02 pm
A new retail park has got the green light to be built on what was previously agricultural land in Preston.

The 1.91-hectare build will be situated between the B6241 Eastway and the M55, to the west of the A6.

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Representing residents, Coun Rowena Edmondson, said: “This will have a devastating effect on an already congested area.

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“The roads are smaller and not coping with the current amount of traffic and this development will only make it worse.

“We currently already have Sainsbury’s Express and Aldi under construction. “I seriously question the logic of the size of this development in this location.”

Readers have also reacted to the news on social media. Here are just some of the many comments:

Plus the 2000 extra houses in Goosnargh alone, never mind Longridge and Broughton - they will be impacting on the Broughton By Pass to add to it. Preston has not got the infrastructure

Zoe Barker

If they think people will walk there they need to give their heads a wobble.

Mick Ogden

Meanwhile we can't fill the vacant shops in all the other retail parks Preston has

Arron Taylor

Pitty they can’t build new schools, health centres, hospital, better roads fill empty shops in town

Andy Whiteside

Looking forward to it just round the corner

Emma Louise Williams

What we need are new health centres and dental surgeries, there are pubs closing every week so why build a new one?

Judith Treaddell

Oh joy. More traffic to add to the current eastway nightmare. Clearly these planning idiots don’t live In Fulwood then

Sara Fell

I wanted to buy Greyrigg , my uncles house, lovely arts and crafts dormer bungalow which is likely to be knocked down and houses built there, I know it has been sold as a development opportunity, :-( Too many houses being built round there and they aren't selling as too expensive.

Roberta Snape