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The heart of Lancashire is furthering its status as one of the fastest growing and commercially dynamic locations in the UK - thanks to the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal. The once-in-a-lifetime £430m 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.

The deal was signed in September 2013 and is a ten year programme to advance the area at an exponential rate. It is being delivered in partnership with the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Lancashire County Council, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Central Government. The new investment will also help build three new roads, including the Broughton Bypass, Preston Western Distributor and East/West link road, Penwortham Bypass as well as the widening of the A582.

Infrastructure Delivery Plan

Take a look at the Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2017- 2020 (PDF 1.24 MB) to find out what will be delivered and when.

Major projects

Preston City Transport Plan

A long-term strategy for reducing congestion, providing for better public transport, and transforming the city and the wider sub-region’s streets and spaces.

Lancashire Central - Cuerden

The largest mixed-use development opportunity in the North West available for industrial/logistics, office/business space and leisure/retail uses.

Investment opportunities in Preston and South Ribble

Find out about Investing in Preston and South Ribble.