Plans lodged for 164 homes development

PF 10'Aerial ads'Ingol Golf club near Preston
PF 10'Aerial ads'Ingol Golf club near Preston
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Plans to build a housing development of up to 164 homes on part of Ingol Golf Course have been lodged with Preston Council.

The submission follows a consultation and public exhibition last year, which was met with strong opposition at the time.

The proposals are as a result of three old holes at the course, which were located just to the south of Tom Benson Way, being moved to a different location.

John Wright, managing director of Ingol Village Golf Club, said: “When we agreed to take over the golf course and re-open it to the public, we were really clear that parts of the original course were not wanted by the club.

“Excluding this unwanted land has created a more manageable course that’s similar in size to other successful golf courses in the area. Reducing the size of the course has also allowed us to make significant savings on maintenance and marshalling costs.

“Our new course layout offers a very playable but testing 18 hole golf course for players of all standards.

He added: “Rowland Homes has committed, if its proposals are approved by Preston City Council, to continue sponsoring the Junior Academy for a further three years and approval will also see the landowner sponsoring an extra 150 playing members which will make a massive difference for us.”

Stephen Lancaster, land director at Rowland Homes, added: “Since we began consulting on our plans for Ingol in November 2013, we have been working hard to make sure that our plans are right for both the community and the golf course.”