Lancashire Central - Cuerden

Cuerden development site

Development proposals have been announced for our major site in Central Lancashire, with a focus on high-quality employment uses and the potential to create around 2,000 jobs.

The county council and our development partner Maple Grove Developments (part of the Eric Wright Group), are preparing proposals for the Lancashire Central site at Cuerden, which represent a new and updated vision for this key strategic employment site.

The site aims to deliver significant economic and employment benefits for the people of Lancashire.

The proposals include:

  • The delivery of new employment floorspace on a key strategic development site with direct access to the motorway network, providing opportunities for existing businesses to grow and flourish, and to attract new business to the area
  • Provision for other commercial uses which will support the wider employment function of the area
  • The provision of 116 additional homes, contributing to the supply of new homes and providing a significant boost to the local economy through increased expenditure in the local area
  • Significant investment in infrastructure, including highways, pedestrian/cycle routes, public transport improvements
  • Environmental infrastructure, which also supports the health and wellbeing agenda including planting and green space, ponds and open drainage features

A multi-million pound investment in this site is essential to Lancashire’s emerging long-term strategy, Lancashire 2050, and will support the county’s post Covid-19 recovery and the Government’s Levelling Up agenda.

The plans for the site have been announced and people are asked to give their views on the latest proposals to shape the final planning application later this year.

Find out more information about the Lancashire Central proposals.