The Moss Side Test Track Masterplan consultation

Following a series of public consultation events about the comprehensive development of the Moss Side Test Track, the applicant Property Capital updated its Masterplan.

A report was prepared for the meeting of the Planning Committee on 22nd March 2017 for the councillors to consider these revisions.  

The committee report can be found here.

The committee voted unanimously to defer the decision on whether to approve the Masterplan and recommended that the applicant:

  1.     Increase the area of employment land
  2.     Reduce the housing density
  3.     Consider an access point direct to Schleswig Way as an alternative to the proposed access points
  4.     Make the development more aligned to the 2010 Development Brief
  5.     That the residents are consulted on the changes before the application is put to the planning committee for further consideration.

Property Capital has now updated the Masterplan to explore various potential site access strategies.

Other key changes to the Masterplan include:

  • A reduction in the number of homes, from 1,100 to around 950;
  • Options for keeping Paradise Lane closed to residential traffic;
  • An increase in employment land to 6.08 hectares, which is the level envisaged in the Development Brief for the site;
  • The redesign of the local centre, specifically to accommodate a medical centre;
  • A significant reduction in the loss of green spaces around the perimeter of the development.

A public consultation is now taking place, seeking people's views on the updated Masterplan.

The consultation began on Tuesday 30th May and closes four weeks later at 5pm on Tuesday 27th June.

An exhibition of the updated Masterplan will be held on Friday 2nd June from 2pm to 7pm at the Civic Centre.

You can contribute to the consultation by visiting, by calling 0844 5563002 or by emailing

All responses received by Property Capital will be shared with South Ribble Borough Council.

The council will prepare a further report for the Planning Committee, which will be asked to make a decision about the revisions to the Masterplan at a meeting due to be held on Wednesday 26th July.