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FOR SALE R0852 - Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR4 0AH

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Residential Development Land

Fronting Lightfoot Green

1.167 acres (0.472 hectares) or thereabouts

Suitable for 7 high value residences

Premier and prominent position

Open aspects to rear overlooking private sports field

Close to all amenities and M6/M55 intersections

Offers invited over: £950,000



he site which enjoys most attractive mature position fronts the tree lined length of Lightfoot Lane amidst one of the premier residential areas of the City.

It is part of Fulwood Amateurs FC ground and therefore there will be open aspects to the rear over the pitch.

Comprehensive neighbourhood amenities are nearby and within walking distance which includes shops, schools, churches and other facilities. It is within minutes driving distance of the junction where the M6 and the M55 motorways meet.

The layout provided illustrates the site as capable of being developed with at least 7 detached high value residences served by short entrance road providing economical access.


From Junction 32 on the M6 and Junction 1 on the M55 proceed south along Garstang Road and turn right at the traffic lights into Lightfoot Lane. Proceed along Lightfoot Lane and turn left at the traffic lights to continue along the Lane passing over the railway bridge when the site is then on the right. See location map.


Following a meeting with and a request for Pre-Application Advice the Planning Department of Preston City Council have stated in their response (Pre-App Reference PA/2018/0068) ‘the level of housing proposed would make a contribution to increasing the Council’s housing land supply and contribute towards the 5-year supply which the Council cannot demonstrate as being met’.

There is no requirement to contribute towards affordable housing.

The scheme, which would front onto Lightfoot Lane, is welcomed creating attractive frontages. Existing mature trees should be retained wherever possible but no trees on site are protected by Tree Preservation Orders (TPO).

The proposed entrance off Lightfoot Lane could provide for an attractive landscaped entrance feature by utilising the existing landscaping along the frontage with high quality, hard and soft landscaping.

Due consideration should be given to landscaping screen between the dwellings and the football pitch, and planting should ensure the screen is as effective as possible.

Club Proposals

The Football Club have ambitions to improving the facility by installing a 4G pitch, upgrading the existing club and changing room facilities and erecting a grandstand alongside on the east side of the pitch.

Landscaping will be undertaken along the northern boundary of land to be sold in order to provide an effective screen.


Comments in the Pre-Application Advice received from Lancashire County Council dated 11th October 2018 state the proposed development has potential for good accessibility and is within 1200 m walking distance to local amenities including convenience store, schools, pub, churches, leisure facilities and bus stops.

There is potential within the site curtilage/adopted highway to provide an acceptable access from Lightfoot Lane to serve the scale of development proposed.

Site lines of 2.4 m x 59 m would be appropriate to the speed limit and the engineer would be prepared to accept reduced vision splays based upon an 85% ILE traffic speed subject to speed surveys.

It is expected a 2m footway across the full frontage will be provided initially for pedestrian access and secure the standard of visibility.

Copies of the full documents can be provided on request.


The site will be sold Freehold and free from Chief Rent.

Method of Sale

Offers are invited with purchaser proceeding to enter into a Contract conditional on securing formal Planning Consent within a period of say 4 months of exchange. 


On agreement of sale and issue of Heads of Terms purchasers will be required to pay £10,000 deposit as a gesture of intent which will be regarded as part of the customary 10% deposit payable on exchange of Contracts. Deposit will be refunded in the event of Planning Permission not being obtained or defect on Title.


It is understood mains electricity, gas and water supplies are available, and drainage can connect to the main sewer. Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries.

To View

By visiting location but attendance on site is by appointment with the Agents with whom all negotiations should be conducted.