On-street parking demands eased

The entrance to the car park on Fylde Road
The entrance to the car park on Fylde Road
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The University of Central Lancashire has been granted permanent planning permission for a 300-space car park.

Based on the former site of printing press manufacturers Goss Graphics Systems Limited on Flyde Road, the plans will provide up to 300 car parking spaces for UCLan permit holders only, including seven disabled parking spaces.

Developments will also include the erection of a parking attendants cabin, the erection or retention of fencing, new lighting columns, monitored CCTV and resurfacing works.

The university and planning agents DPP Planning deemed the application necessary due to spaces lost over the last two years as a result of the university’s ongoing ‘Masterplan’ redevelopment scheme.

They believe it will help reduce demands on the city’s on-street parking, with 67 extra spots coming to the site.

A University of Central Lancashire spokesperson said: “The Fylde Road Car Park forms an integral part of the UCLan Masterplan, which sets out the university’s transformation plans over the next five years including the redevelopment of several sites within the campus.

“This permission allows us to locate a significant proportion of the available car parking spaces on a main gateway to the university, helping to reduce car travel across the campus whilst also ensuring the level of car parking provision remains appropriate.”

The university was granted temporary permission for the car park site two years ago, but that expires this month.

Planning permission was granted by Preston City Council on September 12.