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Plans for Pickering’s Farm: Have your say today

A consultation has been launched over plans to build up to 1,350 new homes in South Ribble.

National housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey, and the Government’s housing delivery organisation, Homes England, are promoting plans for a new neighbourhood at Pickering’s Farm, Penwortham.

And now, they are asking residents to make their views known by visiting their website dedicated to the scheme: www.visionforpickeringsfarm.co.uk.

The initial round of public consultation will run for a five-week period: 26 June – 20 July.  

Councillor Cliff Hughes, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, Housing and Economic Growth at South Ribble Borough Council, said: “It is an incredibly exciting time for Penwortham, with the prospect of a completely new community that can be planned from start to finish.

“This local centre, complete with great community facilities and much-needed housing, will provide great opportunities for the area: new jobs, new businesses, and new infrastructure – including the completion of the Cross Borough Link Road.

“Once again, the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal is pumping the region with more and more jobs, housing, transport links, and opportunities for all. There’s never been a better time to live in South Ribble.”

During the consultation period, there will be two drop-in sessions where you can find out more:

  • Tuesday 10 July @ Kingsfold Methodist Church, 2pm – 8pm
  • Friday 13 July @ Leyland Market, 12pm – 5pm

All feedback received will help to shape the proposals and when the masterplan has been developed, a second round of consultation will be announced.

More information about the consultation can also be found on the dedicated Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PickeringsFarmPenwortham where details about interactive competitions relating to the consultation will be announced in due course.