Preston brickworks vision set for green light

Vision: District centre
Vision: District centre
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Regeneration plans to transform the former Cottam Brickworks site in Preston look set to be given the go-ahead.

De Pol Associates Ltd have submitted plans on behalf of Cottam Hall Properties to create a district centre, including a health hub and restaurant.

Preston Council’s planning committee will discuss the proposals at their meeting tomorrow, and officers have recommended the plans for approval, subject to a section 106 agreement.

A report said: “The proposed development would bring forward an amended scheme to the comprehensive redevelopment of the vacant former Cottam Brickworks site through the creation of a district centre.” It said the development would bring “significant and substantial benefits” to Preston and the areas of Ingol and Cottam, and said: “The proposed development is considered to be acceptable development that accords with local and national planning policies.”