Cottam Hall 114 Homes
The first phase of housing was sold to Lane End earlier this year

Second phase of Cottam Hall Brickworks comes forward

Plans are being drawn up to add retail, community, and commercial space to the brownfield site in Preston, following an opening phase of 114 homes.

The second phase will feature a food store and a health centre, with the potential to bring forward a commercial offer alongside. The developer is BXB Cottam Properties, a joint venture between Cottam Hall Properties and BXB Land Solutions.

This follows the first phase, which is currently being delivered by Lane End, Jigsaw Housing Association, Home England, and Preston City Council; Lane End purchased the site of the opening phase earlier this year.

The former brickworks lies two miles outside Preston city centre and is near the Lancaster Canal.

Ahead of the submission of a planning application, the developer is looking to hold a public consultation on the second phase, with an event taking place at Preston Grasshoppers on 6 November between 2pm and 8pm. A planning application is expected to follow later in the year.

Cottam Hall Brickworks was given outline consent for retail and housing development by Preston Council in 2012, including a 47,000 sq ft supermarket, close to 200 homes and a business park of 45,000 sq ft.

In 2015 the scheme was resubmitted by planner De Pol Associates, including retail outlets, a pub, a restaurant, a petrol filling station and a crèche. The blueprint also included a health centre, which could accommodate a GP surgery and a pharmacy. The development as proposed then totalled 100,000 sq ft.

Gary Goodman, director of BXB Cottam Hall Properties said: “Our proposals for Phase Two of Cottam Brickworks will breathe new life into this derelict brownfield site in Cottam.

“Our proposed mixture of commercial, retail, community and residential development will regenerate this site bringing it back into productive use and provide much-needed facilities to the people of Cottam.

“To ensure our development proposals are in keeping with the local community’s needs, we are looking forward to engaging with residents and stakeholders and using this feedback to shape our proposals.”

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