​The new development will see improved infrastructure and a new roundabout on the Preston Western Distributor Road and the delivery of circa 1,100 residential dwellings on a 46-hectare site enhancing the village of Higher Bartle and improving linkage to the M55 and regional motorway network. 

Working with the landowner, Tom Barron Pension Fund and their advisers Eckersley with DPP Planning, RSAM acted as site promotor to gain planning. 

David Miller, planning and development director, RSAM, said: “The decision taken at the planning committee today will see the introduction of a new sustainable community at North West Preston.  

“Over the coming years the creation of improved connectivity links for pedestrians, cyclists, public transport and other road users will significantly enhance access to the surrounding area and bring economic benefits for the wider economy.  

“Working with the potential housebuilders we will be upholding the emerging design code agenda which will improve design standards. Bartle Village is set to become a thriving community through the provision of 30% of the dwellings being affordable housing, contributions to improving local transport links and grass roots sports.”    

Mark Longley, director, RSAM, commented: “The Preston and Lancashire City Deal is delivering a once-in-a-lifetime transformation of the area, which has some of the best rates of new job creation and a residential offer of this nature supports the ambitions of the City Deal. The site adds positively to the future expansion of the City in a cohesive manner, supplementing the significant infrastructure delivery within the City Deal which is a £430M funding programme being delivered in partnership with the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Lancashire County Council, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council, Homes England and Central Government.” 

“Bartle Village will become a catalyst to encourage further growth and prosperity in the wider area of North West Preston.” 

RSAM will now commence with the infrastructure works, working closely with Lancashire County Council on highways, and marketing the site to several housebuilders, who have already expressed interest. ​

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