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Regional Investment Site at Cuerden

The Regional Investment Site at Cuerden can accommodate major new investments on an extensive 65 hectare site (160 acre) north of Leyland.

The site is immediately adjacent to the M6/M65 motorway interchange and is reserved for significant investment projects, which will be of regional impact,

Cuerden Regional Invesment Site Plan lcc

Cuerden Regional Invesment Site Plan lcc

Key assets:

  • Cuerden Strategic Site covers 65 hectares with Lancashire County Council being the majority owner.
  • The site is immediately adjacent to the M6/M65 motorway interchange and is reserved for significant investment projects, which will be of regional impact.The site is accessed via junction 29 of the M6 and junction 1 of the M65. It is also in close proximity via the M65 to junction 9 of the M61.
  • Cuerden Regional Investment Site is jointly supported by a partnership including South Ribble Borough Council, the Homes and Communities Agency and Lancashire County Council / Lancashire County Developments Ltd.
  • Cuerden is a key site in the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.
  • Cuerden Strategic Site is recognised as being of regional and sub-regional significance.  It is allocated as a Strategic Site in the Central Lancashire Adopted Core Strategy (July 2012) and in the South Ribble Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document Partial Version 2013.
  • It is a key strategically important employment site to be developed with the necessary infrastructure requirements for commercial, industrial, retail and leisure uses. Cuerden is currently un-serviced agricultural land bordered by existing farmland and major roads.
Cuerden Regional Invesment Site lcc

Cuerden Regional Invesment Site lcc

A draft master-plan for Cuerden is available to view and, following extensive community consultation, Lancashire County Council and their development partners Maple Grove Developments (part of the Eric Wright Group) have submitted a planning application for development of the site, which will bring furniture giant IKEA to Lancashire. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about the investment opportunities on this highly visible, accessible site.