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Preston puts in place Stoneygate masterplan

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Preston City Council is set to approve the final draft of the Stoneygate masterplan today, which would deliver 1,600 homes across 61 acres in the city as part of a 15-year regeneration plan.

Lancaster Local Plan

Lancaster Local Plan due for summer adoption

Dan Whelan

The city council wants to deliver 13,000 homes over the next 15 years, including the first 1,200 at Bailrigg Garden Village and a further 1,000 homes at Cuckoo Farm between Ridge Lea and Lancaster Farms Prison.

Leyland Leisure Centre

South Ribble pledges to clean slate after damning report

Sarah Townsend

Leader Paul Foster admitted “significant failings” in the council governance in recent years, including a flawed costing and tender process for Leyland’s £24m leisure centre, and promised to “put things right”.

Kingswood Homes Blackburn

Blackburn poised to approve 500 homes

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Dan Whelan

The council is expected to approve two residential developments this week, the latest phase of Kingswood Homes’ Green Hills neighbourhood south-west of Blackburn, and Landway Properties’ scheme off Ramsgreave Drive, north of the town centre. 

Birchwood Park Cheshire Science Corridor

‘Shovel-ready’ projects line up for Govt funding

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Sarah Townsend

Several towns and cities plan to tap into the Government’s latest offer of funding to progress property and infrastructure schemes, with council-led partnerships in Blackpool, Wyre, Cheshire and Warrington among those readying bids.

Simonswood HGV Park

Truck park and housing plotted for West Lancs

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Dan Whelan

Forth Homes is seeking approval for 83 affordable homes on the site of a former poultry farm, while used-vehicle dealer T&T Contracts wants to build an HGV trailer park as part of plans to redevelop 13.5 acres of agricultural land east of Simonswood. 

Blackpool Central Masterplan

Blackpool vies for share of £3.6bn govt towns pot

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Sarah Townsend

The council is building a strategy for how it would invest up to £25m from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Towns Fund intended to ‘level up’ the regions, and is seeking input from businesses and residents.