Shelter: Number of homeless families rising

New figures highlighted by the charity reveal that 536 families in the North West are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, a 22% rise on the same time last year. Shelter warned that the combination of welfare cuts and a...

Council to decide on 570 Preston homes

Planning officers have recommended 570 homes for either full or reserved matters approval at Preston City Council’s next planning committee meeting on Wednesday 9 July.

Housing group awards £2m insurance contract

Preston-based social housing provider Community Gateway Association has awarded a £2.4m package of contracts to specialist insurance broker Arthur J Gallagher Housing.

Land swap preserves open space

Preston City Council has agreed to swap land with housing provider the Community Gateway Association to preserve green space where housing was opposed by local people.

Three on shortlist for housing zones

Paul Unger

Preston, Blackburn and Wirral are all in the running to become national housing zones, David Cameron told an audience in Manchester yesterday as part of his latest speech on the Tory's "long term economic plan."

Plans in for Preston student accommodation

Local developer Stonewell Property Company has submitted plans for a 319-room student accommodation block at a brownfield site in Preston city centre.

Resi plans in for hospital site

How Planning has submitted a reserved matters application to Preston City Council on behalf of Taylor Wimpey for the redevelopment of the former Whittingham Hospital.

HCA tries again with hospital site

Preston City Council's planning committee voted unanimously to approve an application to extend the time limit of the existing outline planning approval for 650 homes, 9,000 sq ft of commercial use, and community facilities at the Whittingham Hospita