Homes to be built on former pub site

Location: The former Cotty Brook pub in Lea, Preston
Location: The former Cotty Brook pub in Lea, Preston
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Plans to built 17 affordable homes on the site of a former pub look set to get the green light - despite objections from neighbouring residents.

Melrose Construction Ltd has tabled plans to flatten the Cotty Brook in Lea Road, Lea, Preston, and build 11 two-bed houses, four one-bed flats and two two-bed bungalows.

The plans are due before Preston Council’s planning committee on Monday, where planning officers have recommended that the plans are approved.

The recommendation comes despite objections from 12 local residents relating to concerns over drainage, traffic, noise, impacts on the bus service and impacts on the local doctors.

Councillor Julie Buttle has raised concerns regarding noise, drainage and insufficient visitor parking. She suggested reducing the number of properties so there could be more parking.

Residents of properties in the adjacent estate have also expressed concerns about impacts on amenity through overlooking and loss of privacy, loss of light and views and noise and disturbance arising from the proposed development.

The affordable houses would be owned and managed by New Progress Housing Association.

All of the 17 houses will be available as social housing for rent.

A report set to go before councillors stated that a planning contribution of £12,029 towards education provision.

The report added: “The proposed development would make a valuable contribution to the housing supply bringing forward new affordable housing on a now disused brownfield site.”