North West Preston housing estate is unveiled

Unveiled: Neil Goodwin of Baratt Homes, with Coun Christine Abram and Mark Clare
Unveiled: Neil Goodwin of Baratt Homes, with Coun Christine Abram and Mark Clare
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A development of 104 homes in North West Preston has been officially unveiled.

Cottam Meadow, on Dunnock Lane, was opened by members of the council, along with representatives from Barratt Homes.

And community leaders have celebrated the opening of the new estate.

Coun Christine Abram, councillor for Lea ward, said: “It was a pleasure to open Cottam Meadow.

“I have visited the site on a regular basis, watching it grow into the fantastic development that stands before us today.

“Barratt Homes have created a place which has a distinct character of its own and I am looking forward to meeting its new residents.”

Barratt Developments CEO, Mark Clare said the new development had been awarded a Built For Life commendation - a guide for developers to ensure new homes are as attractive, functional and sustainable as possible. He said: “Cottam Meadow is a visionary development for us.

“It’s one of the first sites in the country to be awarded the new design standard, Built for Life - that means we are not just building homes to the highest standards but we are creating great places to live.

“As part of that I am delighted that Barratt has also contributed £135,000 to help establish a cycleway and improve local play areas.”

The development is built on land which transferred from the Homes and Communities Agency as part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lacashire City Deal. Cottam Meadow, part of an £80 million pound regeneration, is set to comprise of a mix of three and four bedroom homes.