Bartle Village, Preston, P.C&W
The Western Distributor Road cuts through the site. Credit: Cushman & Wakefield

Major Preston resi site hits the market 

Dan Whelan

Trustees of the Tom Barron Pension Scheme have appointed agents to sell a 111-acre plot in Lower Bartle with outline consent for 1,100 homes. 

Cushman & Wakefield and Eckersely have been instructed to market the site, which would be accessed via the Western Distributor Road. 

Located north-west of Preston city centre, the development could also feature a primary school and a local retail centre after plans lodged by land promoter Robertson Group were granted consent earlier this year. 

A new roundabout on Preston’s £207m Western Distributor Road is also proposed, opening up access to the site. 

The distributor road slices through the plot. Approved in November 2018, work on the road began a year later, and is expected to reach completion in 2023. 

Robertson Group is to deliver the roundabout and other infrastructure improvements. 

The site, situated close to the 17th century Bartle Hall country hotel, is to be divided into four plots. 

  • Zone A: east of the Preston Western Distributor Road, north of Bartle Lane. Up to 278 dwellings, made up of apartments and two-to-five bedroom houses. 
  • Zone B: west of the PWDR, north of Bartle Hall and east of Rosemary Lane. Up to 389 houses and apartments. 
  • Zone C: west of Lea Lane, north of Blackleach Lane, up to 178 dwellings. 
  • Zone D: south of Blackleach Lane, west of Lea Lane, abutting the Fylde Council boundary. 

Cushman & Wakefield and Eckersley are seeking offers for the whole site and individual plots. 

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Is this greenbelt land. It looks like it from the picture. There is so many brownfield sites all around the northwest, build on them first.

By Darren Born Bred.

Anything to the right of the Western Distributor Road is getting built on. The sheer scale of the development North of Preston is a bit worrying but there must be a demand in the area for this size of development

By Jon P

It isn’t Darren. The north west Preston urban extension has been in the pipeline for a couple of decades or so now.

By SW

@Darren, no, this is not Greenbelt.

By Deja

Certainly looks like green belt from the image. More of our green and pleasant to be put under concrete and tarmac.

By The Grim Tsar of Grimsargh

Green field does not necessarily mean Green Belt.

By Ed