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The northern parcel will be developed first. Credit: Story Homes

Story Homes seeks next Preston success

In a hybrid application, the firm has submitted plans for 283 homes close to the proposed Cottam Parkway railway station.

The Cumbrian housebuilder is seeking full planning permission for 163 homes on the ‘northern parcel’ and outline planning permission for up to 120 homes on the ‘southern parcel; of land at Lea Road.

The outline of the northern parcel of Story’s site also includes land reserved for the new station, which is being advanced by Lancashire County Council to serve what is Preston’s key growth area for housing.

Plans have now been submitted for the £15m station.

Story’s proposals offer a variety of one- to five-bedroom homes.

Senior land manager for Story Homes in the region, Martin Nugent, said: “Following public consultation we have submitted a hybrid planning application to Preston City Council.

“The scheme has been carefully designed to reflect the aesthetics of the local area and will include an equipped play area and connected open spaces, along with a linear green corridor and attractive new street scenes using high quality materials.”

Nugent said that Story expects a decision towards the end of 2022, with a view to start on site in spring 2023 should the proposals be successful.

This is an important site for the firm, with the housebuilder focussing on growth in Preston following its D’Urton Manor and Waterside developments in the area.

Nugent concluded: “Our other developments in the area have proved popular with our customers and demand for our homes in Preston has been high.

“This site will enable us to continue to bring more of our high quality homes to Preston and help to meet local demand for housing.”

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Living opposite the subject Northern site, I can assure you that Story’s statement, ‘Following public consultation…’ is absolute ‘tosh’. To my knowledge no such process has taken place. Can Story please supply evidence of this ‘Public Consultation…?’
Having a letter slipped through my letterbox at 9 .p.m. advising me of their intentions hardly falls into the ‘consultation’ bracket.

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