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Timeline: When the City Deal improvements will happen

Above is a timeline showing when the big projects involved in the City Deal are due to happen. You can keep an eye on the key milestones for roads like the Penwortham Bypass and the Broughton Bypass. All the timings are approximate and based on the outline plan presented to Preston City Council’s cabinet. We’ll be keeping an eye on how the City Deal progresses […]

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Preston Casino possibility a step nearer

A casino in the heart of Preston may soon become a reality as planning approval is set to be granted. Preston City Councillors will discus the plans to allow the casino, creating dozens of new jobs, next Monday 31 March 2014. The new casino will transform the currently vacant ‘Fives’ venue on Guildhall Street and help preserve the ornate building. Preston Council Planning officers backed […]

4 weeks ago by
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Crystal House revamp continues

Extensive ground floor shop front refurbishment continues at Crystal House. Although works began a couple of months ago we have had enquiries asking what exactly is going on at the site. The owners of building that occupies one side of the Flag Market are knocking together old retail units in an attempt to try and attract a new store into the city centre. Several units […]

3 months ago by
Want to promote your local business? The buildings at Whittingham have been boarded up for years

Parish councils object to “inappropriate” development of former Whittingham Mental Hospital

Two parish councils have decided to object to plans to demolish the former Whittingham Mental Asylum. The former hospital is earmarked to become hundreds of new homes but parish councillors worry the strain the increased population will place on the surrounding roads. Whittingham Parish Council said the scale of the development is “inappropriate”. A statement from the council said: “As the application has been approved […]

3 months ago by

Your city centre questions answered: Our experts give an idea of how Preston could develop

As the city council pushes ahead with its plans for Preston city centre, we gave you the chance to ask the experts. We invited readers to ask questions to two of Preston’s leading architects to get their take on the city centre. Sebastian Salisbury from the Frank Whittle Partnership and Paul Walton from PWA Planning are the ones answering the questions. The collapse of the […]

5 months ago by
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Heritage at the heart of new plan for Preston city centre

The development of the city centre in Preston must work to protect and preserve its heritage – according to a new council strategy. Alongside the new city centre plan, Preston City Council has chosen to outline its plan for heritage in Preston. The 29-page document explains how it wants to see developers find innovative uses for historic buildings – such as the Old Post Office […]

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