Planning approval was recently granted for a residential development at Grimsargh near Preston, by Preston City Council Planning Committee. The proposed development is for up to 70 dwellings with a new access point off Whittingham Lane and a sustainable drainage basin. FPCR provided masterplanning, landscape, ecological and arboricultural services.
The site is located adjacent to the Grimsargh Park recreation area which features a local community wildlife area. The proposals took consideration of existing mature trees identified during the arboricultural assessment along the park boundary, some of which are subject to a Tree Preservation Order and will be retained by the scheme along with other existing vegetation in the form of trees and hedgerows with the overall development being considered arboriculturally sound as it will be possible to retain the vast majority of the existing tree cover in order to create a mature Green Infrastructure for the development.