All clear for Community Gateway Association to tear down 33 garages in Fulwood to make way for four new homes

A social housing provider has the all clear to tear down 33 garages to make way for new homes.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 12:04 pm
Computer-generated image of what a Community Gateway home could look like

Community Gateway Association (CGA) has approval for two separate planning applications to build four new homes in different areas within Fulwood.

In documents outlining proposals for the new homes Community Gateway says it wants to “create a scheme that is modern, yet familiar in appearance, taking an unloved plot of land with the intention of turning it into a vibrant new family home”.

All the homes will be classed as affordable housing.

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The first set of proposals will see two houses built after 20 derelict garages are demolished in Millbank.

Each of the homes will be semi-detached, two-bed, four-person bungalows.

Plans state: “The site is currently occupied by a series of garages, all of which are to be removed are unused and are in poor condition.”

The second set of plans are to see another two homes built in Queens Road after 13 garages are demolished.

The scheme will provide two new detached, three bedroom homes.

CGA says the two developments will be of “high quality“ and “help in creating a more inclusive and sustainable community”.

Separately Community Gateway also has proposals which are still waiting for approval from town planners for an ongoing redevelopment of vacant plots in the Savick area of Preston.

The application is to demolish existing shops and maisonettes at land at West Park Avenue, build 12 new houses, a library and a shop with associated car parking.