David Cowans Updated 2021 Places For People

Cowans to retire from Places for People

Sarah Townsend

The longstanding chief executive of the Preston-based housing association is to retire on 31 March 2022, after 24 years in post.

Bartle Housing Zone A

Mixed fortunes for Preston housing

Neil Tague

Outline plans for 1,100 homes accessed from the Western Distributor Road have won approval in Preston, with a smaller proposal from Wainhomes refused.

Preston Western Distributor Site Map

Preston mulls 1,100-home plan

Neil Tague

A new roundabout on the city’s Western Distributor Road would open up access to more than 1,000 new homes at Bartle, under plans by developer Robertson Group recommended for approval next week.


BXB begins Cottam site prep

Preparatory work for a district centre and housing on a former brickworks site within Preston’s key housing growth area has started.

Cottam Site Layout Barratt

Barratt to advance 350 Preston homes

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Neil Tague

The housebuilder is set to receive reserved matters approval for two developments, enabling housing in the Cottam Hall area and at the former Whittingham Hospital site.

MCI Blackpool Road Site Preston 1

MCI advances Preston resi

Keepmoat Homes subsidiary MCI Developments has submitted a planning application for an affordable housing scheme on Blackpool Road.