Preston mill housing approved

A £5m development on the 2.8-acre site of a former mill in Preston has been approved by Preston City Council.

Specialist affordable housing developer Mulbury Homes will develop the land off New Hall Lane into 51 units for Adactus Housing Association who will make the properties available for shared ownership and rent for local families. Adactus has secured grant funding from the Homes & Communities Agency for the development.

The homes will be a mix of two-, three- and four bedroom semi-detached and terraced properties.

The vacant land, between New Hall Lane and Ribbleton Lane, is adjacent to the Tetrad textiles and furniture site.

Work on the development is due to commence in June 2014 with an anticipated completion date of October 2015.

Preston-based consultancy PWA Planning steered the application through the planning process on behalf of Mulbury Homes.

Paul Walton, director of PWA Planning, said: "The application raised a number of very challenging planning and technical issues, but with the advice from our technical and design team and the considerable assistance of officers at Preston City Council, we have managed to resolve all outstanding matters, enabling the planning committee to offer their full support for the development."

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