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Latest news from the Lancashire Evening Post
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A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire

New trees for city centre

Eight new trees are to be planted in Preston city centre. The city’s council has applied for permission to plant the sessile oak trees in an area bounded by Market Place, Cheapside, Market Street, Birley Street, Jacson Street, Harris Street and Lancaster Road. It will also see the council’s work department also wants to remove a pair of alder trees and two london plane trees.

Supermarket’s trolley parks

A supermarket wants to build four new trolley parks in its car park. Asda has applied to Preston Council for permission to build the parks at its branch on Pittman Way, Fulwood. It plans to build them at the entrance of the store. A decision will be taken by the city council’s planning officers under delegated powers within three months.

Landlords plan for conversion

A landlord wants to convert three apartments into five apartments. Shaun Beverley, the owner of Beverley Design and Build in Lytham, has applied to Preston Council for the permission to carry out the work on Latham Street, Avenham. A decision will be taken within three months.

Rebrand for bank building

A Preston city centre bank is to get a facelift. Lloyds Bank wants to put new illuminated signage on its branch on Fishergate. The application has applied to the city’s council for a pair of internally illuminated fascia signs, three illuminated projecting signs and two wall signs.

New homes for bungalow site

Three new homes are to be built in a village near Preston. South Ribble Council planners have given the nod for three houses to be created in place of a demolished bungalow on Chapel Lane, Longton. Developers said it will be laid out like a farmstead.

Car park plans for estate land

New car parking spaces will be created at an industrial estate. The 34-space facility has been earmarked for the Walton Summit Centre.

Mayor’s trip to station centre

The Mayor of South Ribble will take a civic visit to Lancaster. Coun Colin Clark, will start the visit on Thursday at 9am with a trip to Carnforth Station Heritage Centre.

Blood donors needed at hall

Blood donation sessions will be held at St Mary’s Village Hall in Penwortham on Friday. People can give blood in Cop Lane between 2pm and 4pm and 5pm and 7.30pm.