Plans for 73 affordable homes on former car showrooms’ site

The Blackpool Road site

MCI Developments, part of national homebuilder Keepmoat Homes, has submitted a planning application to Preston City Council for the delivery of a new affordable housing scheme on Blackpool Road, Preston.

The proposal looks to transform the vacant site, which was once occupied by two car showrooms, workshops and service areas, into a new residential development of 73 dwellings.

The proposed scheme has a wide range of properties comprising of one- and two-bedroom apartments, one-bedroom maisonette apartments along with two- and three-bedroom houses.

All the homes will be energy efficient and future residents will benefit from a well landscaped development.

As a 100% affordable housing scheme, the homes are likely to be available for shared ownership and affordable rent which will be managed by a registered provider.

Alex Wood, regional managing director at MCI Developments, said: “Our vision for the site on Blackpool Road is to create a place where people want to live and enjoy.

“If our plans are approved, all the 73 homes will be affordable, ensuring the development is a major social benefit to the existing community and provides much needed new homes on a site that’s been left vacant for many years.

“We anticipate the site will prove popular for young couples and families, due to being close to Preston city centre, with excellent transport links and great amenities nearby.”

Wigan-based MCI Developments is working alongside SATPLAN which is acting as planning consultants, along with Trevor Bridge Associates, Crofts, IGE Consulting and E3P.

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