Housing association’s plan for 14 new houses in Preston

A housing association has put forward plans to build 14 new houses.

Community Gateway has submitted the plans to Preston Council for land on the corner of Meadow Street and St Paul’s Road in Preston.

The brownfield site was previously occupied by sheltered accommodation which was demolished in 2008.

The planning document outlines that there will be two ‘strips’ of housing.

It states: “One strip of housing forms a strong street scene along Meadow Street, whilst the second strip to the North of the site creates a small separate street scene.

“The proposal responds to planning privacy distances and includes 1 car parking spaces (100 per cent) for the residents, located in a secure space behind the new houses.”

Each of the houses will also have a private garden. The plans, drawn up by architects Bernard Taylor Partnership add: “The proposed scheme does not include any direct alterations to the adjacent conservation area or listed buildings.

“We believe that the proposed development will improve the setting of the conservation area and listed buildings by completing the urban block and through the sensitive use of appropriate materials and architectural details.”

A spokesman for Community Gateway said: “CGA is committed to increasing the supply of affordable housing in Preston. The Meadow Street development is an excellent opportunity to build 16 properties near the city centre.

“The scheme will be mainly 2 bedroom houses, plus a 3 bedroom house and a 2 bedroom bungalow.

“Subject to planning committee approval we would hope to start on site in October this year.”

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