Our Manchester team are delighted to have achieved a resolution to grant outline planning permission at Preston City Council’s Planning Committee, on behalf of Onward Homes, for the development of up to 380 homes and up to 900 sqm of commercial floorspace on a key site in Preston City Centre.

The proposals will help to kick-start the regeneration of the Horrocks Quarter, part of the Stoneygate Masterplan, and will deliver much-needed affordable homes for the area. We look forward to working with Onward to help deliver the scheme.

We successfully overcame challenges relating to the Council’s desire to secure a mechanism for the delivery of affordable housing versus the client’s wish to achieve Homes England grant funding, which cannot be awarded for affordable units secured via Section 106 Agreement.