Plans for retirement buildings at Indian restaurant A Touch Of Spice in Broughton blocked

Proposals to turn A Touch Of Spice in Garstang Road into retirement buildings, an office and shops were halted at Town Hall in Preston yesterday.
Proposals to turn A Touch Of Spice in Garstang Road into retirement buildings, an office and shops were halted at Town Hall in Preston yesterday.
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A scheme to tear down an Indian restaurant in Broughton was blocked by town planners.

Proposals to turn A Touch Of Spice in Garstang Road into retirement buildings, an office and shops were halted at Town Hall in Preston.

Members of the city council found that the size, scale, massing and design for the new building was “out of character” with the village of Broughton.

Designs from agent PWA Planning show that building for the retirement apartments would have been three storeys high.

Applicant Midas Land Ltd also wanted to bring a two storey office and retail units to the site, following demolition of the existing eatery.

Opposition to the scheme expressed by residents centred largely around the demolition of the Touch of Spice building which is a locally listed non-designated heritage asset.

The city council was sent 131 objections by residents with Wyre and Preston North MP Ben Wallace, Broughton Parish Council and city coun Neil Cartwright also against the plans.