Mark Jewell

Liberal Democrat campaigner working for Ashton, Larches, Savick and Lea Learn more

Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

Abingdon Drive development traffic concerns

by markjewell on 9 February, 2014

Residents on Abingdon Drive have expressed their concerns with traffic at the new retail development on the site of the old Jaguar house. Morrisons local opened at this site on 1st February and the original plans anticipated a dentist and fast food outlet too. Residents can request a traffic review at this junction, including the […]

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City Deal Boost for Preston and Central Lancashire

by markjewell on 21 September, 2013

Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire have agreed a City Deal with central government that will see local leaders given the powers and levers to deliver growth and jobs in their communities. It aims to create more than 20,000 new jobs – including 5,000 in the Lancashire Enterprise Zone, 17,420 new homes and deliver nearly £1bn […]

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City Deal given Green Light

by markjewell on 10 March, 2013

Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has recently announced a City Deal with Preston and Lancashire. The Deal will create 23,000 new jobs, 15,000 new homes and pump £1bn into Lancashire’s economy over the next decade. Projects include a new link road off the M55 to the Enterprise zone at Warton, and will create the infrastructure […]

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Former BMW Showroom to be Demolished

by markjewell on 27 January, 2013

The former BMW Car Showroom, at the junction of Blackpool Road and Abingdon Drive, is shortly to be demolished. This follows the approval of a planning application for two shops and a dentist surgery. Cllr Jewell objected to this development based on concerns around the proposed entrance relative to the traffic lights and access to […]

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Split vote on Powis Road Closure Survey

by markjewell on 17 November, 2012

Local County Councillor Mark Jewell recently undertook a survey on permanently closing the junction of Powis Road with Watery Lane. All households on Powis Road, Ashton Close and Willow Green were surveyed on their views. A total of 113 responses were received with 60 saying yes to closure and 53 saying no. In general those […]

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Consultation on Local Development Framework

by markjewell on 17 June, 2012

There is currently a very important Consultation going on that could affect residents living on Lea Road and estates off of Lea Road. There is also a proposal affecting residents on Ashton Bank, Thurnham Road and Ryelands Crescent.  The Consultation is on the Local Development Framework that lays out the plans for various developments across central Lancashire.  To […]

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Labour’s New Homes Failure

by markjewell on 5 February, 2012

Larches resident and campaigner, Elaine Abbot has slammed Labour’s paltry budget to help housing in Preston. Elaine was the former cabinet member for housing on Preston City Council. Elaine explained, “Under Labour’s budget proposals they boast of putting £50,000 into a large affordable housing site for one year only. What they don’t tell you is […]

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