More investment is coming to Preston as a “Neglected” area is going to receive investment.
The Stoneygate Masterplan was revealed earlier this week and sees investment into the area near to Preston Bus Station, London Road, Cardinal Newman College and Stoneygate. The plan aims to create a “Vibrant area for residents, businesses and students”.
A spokesman for Preston City Council said, “A key objective is improvement in connectivity, highlighting walking and cycling routes within the area as well as delivering stronger links to the rest of the city centre.
“The masterplan also outlines the need for Preston City Council to work in partnership with Lancashire County Council to create a better environment for residents, business owners, students and visitors alike through quality public realm improvements.”
What the experts think:
Councillor Peter Moss, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning said, “Stoneygate is a key area of Preston City Centre with huge potential and many opportunities.
“We already have excellent examples of private sector investment in the area, for instance Preston Livery and Carriage Works restoration and Cotton Court – both of which showcase what can be achieved.
“The masterplan is designed to help us raise Stoneygate’s profile, and provide a clear guide to help us meet our ambitions for this area.
“The launch is an important step in the regeneration of Stoneygate. By working together on the delivery with our key partners we hope it will kickstart and encourage further investment with other private sector bodies.
“I look forward to working collaboratively in bringing the Stoneygate vision to life.”
Peter Tooher, Executive Director of Nexus Planning, said, “Stoneygate offers a huge opportunity for Preston and the masterplan creates the framework whereby the community, local businesses, the City Council, developers and other partners can come together to create something special.”
Martin Kirkpatrick, from Buttress Architects, said, “Stoneygate is a great opportunity to create a new high quality urban village. It’s a chance to bring urban transformation into the historic heart of Preston.”