Preston Guild Wheel route to be altered as part of 250-home development plans

The 21-mile route will be moved in order for the D’Urton Grange estate to be constructed.

Changes to the roads and paths around a mammoth housing development in Preston have been given the green light.

Preston City Council has discharged several conditions concerning the construction of access roads and highway alterations around the 250 home development off D’Urton Lane.

The Guild Wheel route which cuts through D’Urton Lane, near Broughton, will be changed in order to complete a 250-home development first proposed by Homes England in 2017.

An unbroken 21 mile route around the city, the Guild Wheel route is a safe and mainly traffic free road used by hikers and bikers.

Now the route will be changed to accommodate the massive development.

Homes England were given permission by Preston council in December 2018 to go ahead with the development which will cover more than 12 hectares of land in Fulwood.

The D’Urton Grange development, now being undertaken by Manchester based housing company Laurus Partnership, were given certain conditions by Preston City Council regarding the construction of an access road to the development.

In order to go ahead with construction the developers have to prove that they have met these conditions so that the conditions can be discharged by the council .