Stoneygate masterplan adopted

The 15-year regeneration framework aims to create an urban village in within Stoneygate.

sketch of stoneygate high street
Sketch of town centre street

Preston City Council’s cabinet has approved the adoption of the Stoneygate Regeneration Framework, which aims to rejuvenate the Stoneygate area of the city.

Stoneygate covers around 38 hectares and collectively represents one of the largest regeneration opportunities in Preston city centre.

The 15-year regeneration framework aims to create an urban village in within Stoneygate and deliver 1,600 homes, as well as bring back into use a number of empty and derelict buildings in the under-used part of the city, including the former Horrocks Mill.

Enhancing the public realm and the connections to Cardinal Newman College and the area around Arkwright House and St John’s Minster would benefit the whole of the city centre, along with enhancing cycling and walking routes.

We worked with Nexus Planning, WSP, Colliers International, Eastham and Co and Gillespies, to prepare the regeneration framework masterplan for the area, which was launched in July last year.

Following consultation with various stakeholders, a Supplementary Planning Document (SDP) was released by Preston City Council earlier in the year. This was then brought before Preston’s cabinet for approval on Wednesday (24 June). The SPD will act as the overarching document to guide any planning applications which come forward from developers in the area.

Cllr Peter Moss, cabinet member for planning and regulation, said: “Stoneygate is a key area of Preston city centre with huge potential and many opportunities.
“Creating a new high-quality urban village, it’s a chance to bring a huge transformation into this historic part of Preston.

“This is the exciting next step in our long-term vision for the area where public and private sectors can work together to maximise its potential, linking into both the City Centre Plan and City Centre Living Strategy.”