Latest plans for the former Touch of Spice restaurant in Broughton housed


Location of redevelopment. Pic: Preston City Council planning request

The former Touch of Spice restaurant, Garstang Road, is to be converted into residential apartments if planning requests are approved.


The old restaurant, already demolished, will be transformed into 52 affordable apartments for over 55s.

They will be transformed into independent living spaces with additional care facilities.

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A request was already approved earlier this year to transform the old building into a three-story retirement home with parking and new access from Woodplumpton Road.

However, new demand was needed due to new plans to design the build for independent living with an element of on-site care.

This would now be classified as a C3 application.

It is based in a predominantly residential area with a few commercial buildings such as a gas station nearby.

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The size of the accommodation will vary, the apartments being one or two bedrooms.

What will the new apartments look like?  Pic: Preston City Council planning request
What will the new apartments look like? Pic: Preston City Council planning request

There are plans for two blocks with 17 apartments in the East building and 35 in the West block

It will be a modern construction with balconies and grassed areas, but will also blend in with the surrounding buildings as it will always be red brick with stone cladding and plaster.

There are also plans for sufficient parking spaces with recycling bin options.

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