Revised plans to go before public

An artist's impression of how the centre could look
An artist's impression of how the centre could look
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Plans showing the heart of a new satellite village in Preston are to go on show in Ingol.

Cottam Hall Properties, the developer behind the £80 million housing and retail site at Cottam Brickworks is to host a public consultation.

Responding to the city council’s desire to have a district centre located at the Brickworks site, the developer will showcase its revised plans for the site on January 15, at St Margaret’s Church, off Tag Lane, Ingol. The plans will be on show from noon to 8pm.

The 28 acre site currently has planning permission for a supermarket, 206 residential units, a pub/restaurant, as well as retail and commercial uses.

The new outline proposal adds further amenities including other shops, a larger pub/restaurant, a cafe and other facilities, grouped around the supermarket to serve the local communities more comprehensively than the existing approval.

Ian Rankin, director of Cottam Hall Properties said: “We’ve already consulted with a wide range of stakeholders and they are very supportive of the scheme.

“Shops and amenities are sorely missing from this part of Preston and in addition to the canal side residential area, there will be footpaths and cycle ways to Cottam, the City centre, the UCLan Sports Arena and alongside the canal to open country.

“We have also created a nature reserve which will be a centre of interest for schools and the local community. It will be a very complete development, well served by public transport. Sustainability has been a key priority.”

The development will also serve existing communities of Ingol Tanterton and Cottam.