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ABDUVSEINRETSISSEHYEORUER! Covering Ribble Valley, North & East Lancashire • COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • LETTINGS • NEW HOMES January 18th 2018 CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED TEAM TODAY AND LET US HELP YOU REACH THOUSANDS OF POTENTIAL NEW CUSTOMERS. CALL US ON 01200 404929 www.thepropertyscene.com ROSE GARDENS | Clitheroe Homes this stunning don’t hang about. Neither should you FIRST RELEASES NOW AVAILABLE See inside for details Find us online Make sure you check out FREEour next issue in 15th February 2018!


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2 The Proppertyy Scene: 01200 404 929 January 18th 2018 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene INDEX WORK STARTS ON PENWORTHAM BYPASS • RESIDENTIAL pages 3 to 23 • SHOWCASE Page 28 • PARK HOMES PAGES 14 TO 15 AND 25 TO 29 • FINANCE SCENE Page 24 • NEW HOMES Page 31 to 42 • INTERIOR SCENE Construction of the £17.5m Penwortham Bypass has officially Once completed, the bypass is anticipated to carry approximately County Councillor Geoff Driver CBE, leader of the county council, Councillor Peter Mullineaux, Leader of South Ribble Borough started following a ground-breaking ceremony last week. 22,000 vehicles per day. Traffic volumes on several surrounding said:“This is a huge step forward in delivering this new road,which Council, said:“The bypass has been talked about in South Ribble The new road will complete the Penwortham Bypass, linking the A59 Liverpool Road to the A582 at Broad Oak Roundabout, improving journey times and reliability for journeys into and out of the city centre and destinations beyond, and reducing congestion and queuing through the centre of Penwortham, especially at peak times. roads, such as the A59, Lindle Lane and Pope Lane, are expected to reduce by up to 70% during peak times. This reduction in traffic, once the bypass has opened, will enable the centre of Penwortham to benefit from improvements to the public realm, as well as improvements to cycling, walking and public transport facilities. has been talked about for many years. Local people have put up with congestion for too long through the town, and I’m pleased that construction is underway. “The Penwortham Bypass is a key City Deal project to connect the A59 with the improved A582, which is in the process of being widened to add capacity in this part of South Ribble. for the last 20 to 30 years and it’s a momentous occasion that we’ve been able to get the first spade in the ground today. “The new route will not only bring huge benefits to Penwortham, but the whole surrounding area,and it unlocks the opportunity for significant regeneration in the town – similar to the scheme we’ve already seen get underway in Bamber Bridge. County Councillor Geoff Driver CBE, leader of Lancashire County Council put the first spade in the ground to mark the start of construction, which is expected to take around two years. Most of The school playing fields at All Hallows Catholic High School will be relocated and improved as part of the bypass work, providing them with better drainage and easier access from the school. “We know that there will be some disruption while the road is being built and we ask people to bear with us during the construction, because it will be worth it in the end.” “The bypass is a fantastic example of the real opportunities offered under City Deal and we’ll be working really closely with residents the work will take place off the existing highway network. At the launch Councillor Driver was joined by Jim Carter, Chair of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal; Councillor Peter Mullineaux, leader of South Ribble Borough Council; Councillor Peter Moss from Preston City Council and Stuart Sage from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The new bypass will also provide opportunities for new bus priority measures along the A59, between Hutton and the city. People will be able to have their say on these proposals. The Penwortham Bypass is one of several major road schemes being funded through the £434m Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal. City Deal is an agreement between Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Preston City Council, Jim Carter, Chair of the City Deal, said: “We’re bringing together the public sector and the private sector to improve your communities, make this a thriving area for everyone and make the most of this once in a generation opportunity. “Our City Deal is achieving a huge amount.We’ve completed the widening of Golden Way, improved five major junctions along the A582, opened James Towers Way in Broughton, and recently had planning approval for the Preston Western Distributor and the East-West Link Road. and businesses in Penwortham to help create a thriving town centre with a new lease of life.” Jake Berry MP,Northern Powerhouse Minister,said:“I’m proud that City Deal funding is delivering major transport improvements to Penwortham while helping to cut journey times and alleviate congestion.The Government is working hand-in-hand with local councils to deliver faster, better connected transport networks throughout the Northern Powerhouse, driving forward growth, creating more better-paid jobs and ensuring the Northern South Ribble Borough Council and Lancashire Powerhouse is fit for the future.” County Council, along with central government and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The plans for the bypass have been developed by the county council in consultation with the borough council, local businesses and organisations, and “Beyond new road building, we’re working hard to finish public realm improvements in the city, in Bamber Bridge and New Hall Lane, and we’re seeing real progress in delivering Preston Bus Station improvements and a major new development site at Cuerden. The City Deal will help to create more than 20,000 new private sector jobs and see over 17,000 new homes built across the area, along with new school places, open green spaces and new health provision to cater for the growing population. local residents. “We’ll continue working hard to bring even more improvements in the future, with the key aims of helping people to get around, For more information, follow City Deal on Twitter @lancscitydeal, The construction is being carried out by the county transforming the area and bringing in new jobs and economic visit www.lancashirelep.co.uk/city-deal or email citydeal@ council’s own highway service. growth.” lancashire.gov.uk. CABINET TO CONSIDER £1M INVESTMENT IN BUS NETWORK CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Page 43 • COMMERCIAL SCENE Page 45 to 46 • FEATURE SCENE Page 48 CONTACTS Editorial and all other queries: emma@thepropertyscene .com Tel: 01200 404929 Advertising: advertising@thepropertyscene .com Tel: 01200 404929 Website: www .thepropertyscene .com Design & Print Ltd Mr Richard Russell Tel: 01244 833814 The Property Scene has been a combination of many people’s efforts, time and most importantly encouragement, so a huge THANK YOU to you all. The Property Scene is independently owned by A & R Publishing, PO Box 1273, Blackpool, FY1 9ET. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form by means electronic, photographic, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the publishers. Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the Editor or publisher. 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Hopefully we can inspire other women Councillor Maureen Bateson is spearheading efforts to raise the profile of the event on Thursday, March 8 2018 which will also recognise the centenary of women’s right to vote in the UK. in the community to make their mark, perhaps by getting involved with an important cause or to seek support to overcome any barriers they might face in achieving their potential in life,” added Councillor Bateson. It’s a chance for organisations to promote their services as well as highlighting the positiev contribution and role of women in the borough over the last century. Organisations that have pledged to get involved so far include Blackburn with Darwen Council, You can play a part by thinking of how your business, service, group or organisation can mark the day, The Blackburn BID, The Mall, Age Uk, The Wish Centre, Blackburn Rovers, Blackburn Youth Zone and Lancashire Constabulary. Plans include recruitment drives, displays and drama explained Councillor Bateson. performances, networking and social events. This could be planning something new or simply A programme of events will be produced. re-focusing existing activity anytime around the date. that is scheduled Here is the form where you can register your event https://theshuttle.org.uk/international-womens- The theme this year is ‘Press for Progress’. Locally day-form/ there will be a focus on the achievements of women in Blackburn and Darwen, including It’s hoped to continue the focus on women’s role political activists.The year 2018 marks 100 years in the borough as part of the Heritage Festival since women were granted the right to vote in activities planned for later in the year. TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. RATES - Rates published herein are effective January 1st 2015. 2. ORDER ACCEPTANCE - a. 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Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene January 18th 2018 The Property Scene: 01200 404 929 9 WINTER-PROOF YOUR HOME FROM TOP TO BOTTOM There are loads of simple things you can do around your house to keep it cosy this winter. Here are our eight top yours with the manual that came with your unit or if you search for your model’s instructions online. tips to make your home warm from top to bottom, starting 6. Boilers work best at one bar with your roof. 1. Give your gutters a clear-out When protecting your home this winter, it’s or in cold areas of your home, like your garage. Cut the lagging to length, wrap up the straight bits and don’t worry about the kinks. important to check your boiler pressure – it should be about one bar. You’ll find the pressure gauge on the front of your boiler or underneath it, where the pipes are. It’ll be either a dial or a digital 4. Give your radiators some TLC display. If it’s too high or too low, it’s a good idea Bleeding a radiator can seem like a daunting task. to give a Gas Safe engineer a call to make sure But it’s really easy and will help keep your home your pressure is right. toasty this winter. If your radiators are cold at the 7. Do you know where your stop cock is? top and hot at the bottom, they’ll need bleeding. If the water in your pipes freezes, pressure can It’s not a nice job but at this time of year it’s important to make sure your guttering is clear of sticks and leaves. Once you’re up the ladder, make sure the pipes can carry water away from your home. This prevents damp from getting into your walls which can cause damage. Turn off your heating and get a cloth and a bleed key ready. At the top of your radiator, turn the valve anti-clockwise until you hear a hiss (don’t worry, it’s only air). Hold a rag below to catch any water that drips. Once water starts to flow, tighten the value up and you’re done. If you get stuck, take a look at our how to bleed a radiator video build up behind the blockage and cause them to burst. Although that’s rare, it’s important to know where your stop cock is so you can shut off the mains in an emergency (it’s normally under your sink). Look for a tap or a lever on your copper pipes and turn it clockwise to switch it off. If your pipes do freeze, locate the frozen pipe and apply 2. Add some layers to your loft guide. heat to melt the blockage – a hair dryer or hot 5. Keep your boiler ticking over water bottle works best. 8. Leave the cold at the door If you’re feeling the chill from draughts in your home, sealing them is a quick and simple way to stay warm and save money. Good places to check for draughts are around the edges of your window frames, the gaps under your Loft insulation can really make a big difference to keeping the heat in your home. Even if you’ve got insulation, it’s worth checking it’s up to standard. 3. Wrap your pipes up warm doors, and around your letterbox. Draught excluders are available online for a few pounds You can keep your cold pipes cosy by wrapping When the weather is cold, it’s a good idea to heat which will help with them up with lagging which you can buy online for your home for one hour every day, even when the doors. You could even make one yourself if a few pounds. This could stop them from freezing you’re away. It helps keep things running smoothly you’re feeling creative. For windows and other and avoids blockages and burst pipes. Check the and it’s easy to do from your boiler timer. Each small gaps, just seal the openings and keep the problem areas first, where the pipes run outside boiler is different, but you’ll find out how to set cold out this winter.


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