Extension could ease parking woes at Preston hospital

Hospital bosses have been granted permission for plans designed to ease staff parking woes at the Royal Preston site in Fulwood.

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, 4:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, 4:31 pm
The car park at Royal Preston Hospital

The bid for an extension that will provide 70 additional spaces along with an extra 10 spread across other locations was submitted earlier this year.

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The extension relates to the hospital’s car park H, to the rear of the Sharoe Green Unit and Medical Rehabilitation Unit that has been in use since 2004.

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It includes the addition of low level lighting that designers say will “improve safety” for workers returning to their vehicles at night.

A hospital spokesperson said a start date for the extension work is yet to be set.

According to a council report, the local authority received four letters of objection voicing concerns about loss of trees and privacy as a result of the development.

Officers concluded, though, it would “not have a significant detrimental impact on residential amenity.”

The planning report said: “The application site currently comprises land of which the best and most efficient use is not being made.”