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Porsche Centre gains consent in Preston

Bowker Motor Group has received permission to build a 43,000 sq ft Porsche showroom in Preston, and is planning to start on site in the spring with the building due to open later this year.

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UCLan student centre wins consent

The student centre and public squares that make up the flagship project in the University of Central Lancashire’s £200m masterplan have secured approval from Preston City Council’s planning committee.

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UCLan student centre heads Preston planning agenda

The Hawkins\Brown-designed student centre and associated public space at the University of Central Lancashire is the key item facing Preston City Council’s planning committee, which meets on 11 January.

No electric trains on Bolton line until May 2018

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Electric trains will not run between Manchester and Bolton until May 2018 at the earliest, according to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, while Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has slammed services on the line as “completely unacceptable”.

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SITE VISIT | Conlon’s Preston Market

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Charlie Schouten

Work is well underway to bring Preston’s grade two-listed covered market back into use in a £3m restoration and new-build project. Main contractor Conlon is looking to begin its phased handover of the project to market traders in December this year. [GALLERY]

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HCA to get green light for 250 Preston homes

Proposals by the Homes & Communities Agency for more 250 homes on farmland are due to be discussed by Preston Council’s planning committee on Friday, having been recommended for approval by planning officers.