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Permission for new residential development in Bartle granted

Preston City Council have resolved to grant outline planning permission to Robertson Strategic Asset Management (RSAM) for a new residential development and full permission for the new access roundabout at Bartle, Preston.

The development will see the delivery of circa 1,100 residential dwellings on a 46-hectare site and improved infrastructure and a new roundabout on the Preston Western Distributor Road which will improve links to the M55 and regional motorway network. 

David Miller, planning and development director, RSAM, said: “The decision taken at the planning committee will see the introduction of a new sustainable community at North West Preston.  

“Over the coming years the creation of improved connectivity links for pedestrians, cyclists, public transport and other road users will significantly enhance access to the surrounding area and bring economic benefits for the wider economy.  

“Working with the potential housebuilders we will be upholding the emerging design code agenda which will improve design standards. Bartle Village is set to become a thriving community through the provision of 30% of the dwellings being affordable housing, contributions to improving local transport links and grass roots sports.”    

Working with the landowner, Tom Barron Pension Fund and their advisers Eckersley with DPP Planning, RSAM acted as site promotor to gain planning. They will now commence with the infrastructure works, working closely with Lancashire County Council on highways, and marketing the site to several housebuilders, who have already expressed interest. ​

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