The once-in-a-lifetime funding programme will transform Central Lancashire, creating thousands of new jobs and homes, while increasing the size of the local economy by £1 billion.
The programme will create new communities and opportunities for local people, and help improve the quality of life for those living in or visiting the area. This is our chance to embrace the opportunity of a lifetime.
We have a big plan
There will be so much activity taking place over the next few years across the area and it will affect different communities in various ways. To make it easier we have split it down into zones so you can find out what is happening near you.
The widening of the A582 and the new Penwortham Bypass will improve travel times to the city centre and the motorway and will help relieve congestion through Penwortham centre.
New housing developments are planned for Vernon Carus, Lostock Hall Gasworks and Pickerings Farm and a number of employment sites have been identified for development.
With new housing and employment development planned on the former Moss Side test track, connectivity will be inproved with the widening of Flensburg Way between the tank roundabout and Longmeanygate.
A number of employment sites have been identified including a site at Cuerden just off the M65, aiming to create thousands of high quality jobs and spark investment in the area.
The centre of Bamber Bridge will see big improvements including new footpaths, car parking, contemporary street furniture and landscaping.
Several new housing developments are planned and a number of employment sites have been identified, including the South Rings site which will help generate more jobs for the area.
Preston town centre is already being transformed with a contemporary new look being created along Fishergate and the Winckley Square area will also be enhanced. The bus station will see an overhaul and a new vibrant Youth Zone.
New city centre and surrounding area housing is also planned and a number of employment sites have been identified in this area.
The new Broughton Bypass will provide critical relief to the A6 and will greatly improve journey times for motorists. The new Preston Western Distributor will will help improve travel times to the Enterprise Zone at Warton and will give better access to 4,000 new homes planned for North West Preston.
A number of employment sites have been identified including land off Eastway, a new supermarket at Cottam Hall and further employment in the Cottam area.
New housing developments are planned for Whittingham Hospital, land north and south of Whittingham Road and Inglewhite Road.
The route through Longridge, Grimsargh and Ribbleton to the city centre will see a great investment in the area. A number of employment sites have been identified as being capable of creating more jobs including Red Scar, Roman Road Farm and Bluebell Way.
The Lancashire Enterprise Zone is being developed at two BAE Systems’ sites at Samlesbury and Warton, Hillhouse International and Blackpool Airport.
The zones will form a centre of excellence for high technology manufacturing, generating benefits for the whole county. Up to 6,000 highly skilled jobs will be created directly, plus a further 5,000 to 7,000 in the local supply chain.