A masterplan to guide the regeneration of Stoneygate in Preston, including the area around Queen Street Retail Park, Cardinal Newman College and St John’s the Minster, has been revealed.
The regeneration framework is geared around improving connectivity, highlighting walking and cycling routes within the area and delivering stronger links to the rest of the city centre.
The masterplan outlines the need for Preston City Council to work in partnership with Lancashire County Council to deliver public realm improvements.
Nexus Planning, WSP, Buttress Architects, Colliers International, Eastham & Co and Gillespies advised on the plan, and launched the document to stakeholders on Friday. The full masterplan will be published on prestonguildcity.co.uk
Cllr Peter Moss, deputy leader and cabinet member for planning, said: “Stoneygate is a key area of Preston City Centre with huge potential and many opportunities. We already have excellent examples of private sector investment in the area, for instance Preston Livery and Carriage Works restoration and Cotton Court – both of which showcase what can be achieved. The masterplan is designed to help us raise Stoneygate’s profile, and provide a clear guide to help us meet our ambitions for this area.
“The launch is an important step in the regeneration of Stoneygate. By working together on the delivery with our key partners we hope it will kickstart and encourage further investment with other private sector bodies.
“I look forward to working collaboratively in bringing the Stoneygate vision to life.”