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

City Deal

What's happening

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.

  • Penwortham and Lostock Hall

    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.

    Penwortham and Lostock Hall
  • Leyland and Cuerden

    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.

    Leyland and Cuerden
  • Bamber Bridge

    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.

    Bamber Bridge
  • Preston city centre

    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.

    Preston city centre
  • North West Preston

    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.

    North West Preston
  • North East Preston

    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.

    North East Preston

Latest news

First development in the City Deal area sells out

Monday, June 27, 2016

First development in the City Deal area sells out

All homes on Miller Homes’ popular Gate House Fold development, located just outside the picturesque village of Bamber Bridge, have now been sold. The development is the first to complete within the City Deal area and reflects the property market’s strength in the region. [more]

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