Test Track exhibition goes public

Leyland Test Track masterplan consultation. Property Capital Project Manager Stephen Rainford.
Leyland Test Track masterplan consultation. Property Capital Project Manager Stephen Rainford.

An exhibition of the updated Leyland Test Track Masterplan has been unveiled to the public.

Residents got a look at the revised plans in the Civic Centre on Friday.

Following a series of public consultation events, the applicant Property Capital changed its Masterplan.

South Ribble Council’s planning committee had recommended that the applicant:

nIncrease the area of employment land.

*Reduce the housing density.

nConsider an access point direct to Schleswig Way as an alternative to the proposed access points.

nMake the development more aligned to the 2010 Development Brief.

nThat the residents are consulted on the changes before the application is put to the planning committee for further consideration.

Other key changes to the Masterplan include: A reduction in the number of homes, from 1,100 to around 950; options for keeping Paradise Lane closed to residential traffic; an increase in employment land to 6.08 hectares; the redesign of the local centre, specifically to accommodate a medical centre; a significant reduction in the loss of green spaces around the perimeter of the development.

Council officers and representatives from Property Capital were present at the launch to answer any questions from members of the public.

A public consultation is now taking place, seeking people’s views.

It closes at 5pm on Tuesday, June 27.

The planning committee is due to make a decision about the updated Masterplan on July 26.