Green light for Preston North End plans

Green light for Preston North End plans

Preston North End has been given the green light for a new state of the art training ground, and up to 450 new homes.

This was the second application that PNE submitted to Preston City Council, after their original application back in June was rejected.

Preston City Council's planning committee has approved a hybrid planning application by the Championship club to create a new training facility, up to 450 homes, and a forest park.

PNE have said they are "delighted" that the revised planning application has been passed.

A representative said: "This planning application gives a balanced long-term solution to the land at Ingol and will include a substantial area of new public open space as well as the site for our planned new state-of-the-art training facilities…We will now start the hard work of turning the planning consent into reality."

The planning application has been granted for the new training complex, housing scheme and open park, and construction is expected to begin immediately.

Preston City Council leader Peter Rankin said: "I am delighted that colleagues have chosen to make this planning decision, which is a major investment into the city. It will greatly assist PNE as it sets its sights on the Premiership.

"I understand residents' considerable frustration and disappointment in this result. However, I hope that the creation of the first significant public park in Preston for many years, that plays a major role in this application, combined with the planning controls that will be put into place, will reassure many of those who are currently concerned about the proposed development.

"It is great to have such a major investment into Preston including the support for the ambitions of PNE, who have played such a huge part in the life of Preston and Prestonians for many years, and will do in years to come."