Petition launched to block an 'invasion' of new homes near Preston

A petition to stop an “invasion” of around 1,100 new homes encircling one of Lancashire’s top wedding venues has been signed by more than 600 people.

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 12:30 pm
Lush green countryside will be swept away if plans for 1,1000 homes are passed, say campaigners.

Residents who currently live in the area around Bartle Hall, Preston are also being urged to bombard Preston Council with objections when the application eventually comes before the planning committee.

The local authority is currently considering a preliminary report to decide what impact the development will have on the local environment.

But campaigners are mobilising their troops to mount a determined defence of their rural landscape, which is already being carved open by construction of the £200m Preston Western Distributor Road.

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Work is already underway in the Bartle countryside to build the new link road.

“We welcome this petition because the more people we can get onboard to oppose this development the better,” said Stuart Price who is a leading campaigner with the protest group Preston Rage (Residents Against Greenspace Extinction).

“We need people to lodge objections with the council ahead of the planning application going in.

"Thousands of new homes are being built across the top of Preston and developers are tearing up the countryside.”