Leyland £38m Town Deal progresses
The town is set for major residential and commercial development following approval for a slew of schemes at South Ribble’s planning committee last week.
Leyland has secured £25m from the government’s £3.6bn Towns Fund Investment towards the transformation of its town centre. South Ribble Council is also providing a further £13m.
The schemes were signed off by the government in October.
Architect Wilson Mason drew up the masterplan. The project team also includes landscape architect Lanpro, structural and civil engineer Woolgar Hunter, and transport consultant Curtins.
Eleanor Wood, associate architect at Wilson Mason, commented: “We are delighted that South Ribble Borough Council Planning Committee unanimously voted for approval, or delegation for approval, of the six planning applications which form the Leyland Town Deal project, marking a significant milestone in the delivery of this transformational scheme for Leyland.”
The market’s regeneration will see a new entrance created on Northcote Street, in addition to an 850 sq ft extension.
New enclosed stalls with shutters will be created in the centre, while existing stalls will be renovated to match.
According to planning documents, the scheme will “retain and enhance the existing historic structure” of the building.
To find out more about the plans for the market, search for application 00752 on South Ribble’s planning portal.
The two-storey office building will be extended and converted to provide 4,300 sq ft of flexible retail space, as well as 14 apartments over two floors.
Existing parking will be retained, with eight EV charging points and 34 cycle spaces added.
Meanwhile, the existing upper car park will be landscaped to create a public square.
To find out more about Balfour Court, search for application 00857 on South Ribble’s planning portal.
The mixed-use building will deliver 2,600 sq ft of retail and leisure space, as well as four one- and two- bedroom apartments.
The three-storey structure will replace the existing buildings at 51-51a Hough Lane and Sovereign House, which will be demolished.
Demolition will enhance views of the Grade-Two listed United Reformed Church nearby, forming ‘Church Place’ – a small, landscaped area.
Residents will also have access to a private courtyard to the rear of the site.
To find out more about Commercial B, search for application 00810 on South Ribble’s planning portal.
A three-storey building containing six one-bedroom and seven two-bedroom apartments, in addition to 6,300 sq ft of sq ft of retail and leisure space, is part of the masterplan minded to be approved by officers.
Located on Quin Street, there will be no allocated car parking spaces for residents. However, there will be 45 cycle spaces provided.
To find out more about Commercial A, search for application 00745 on South Ribble’s planning portal.
If cleared, Business Advice Skills and Enterprise 2 would offer an ‘incubator’ facility for start-up businesses, in addition to office and co-working space.
Located on Quin Street, the three-storey multi-functional building would also provide a publicly-accessible ground floor café.
Proposals describe BASE 2 as a ‘cultural venue’, with plans for an events space to be housed in an adjoining single-storey block.
To find out more about BASE 2, search for application 00737 on South Ribble’s planning portal.
The former NFM Iddon industrial buildings could be demolished to make room for 22 homes.
There would be 10 two-storey and six three-storey townhouses, as well as six apartments.
Ranging in size from 550 sq ft to 1,300 sq ft, the homes would be delivered on the former Heatons Engineering site.
Each townhouse would have an allocated parking space and EV charging point.
To find out more about BASE 2, search for application 00748 on South Ribble’s planning portal.