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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. 

Key assets:

  • Cuerden Strategic Site covers 65 hectares with Lancashire County Council being the majority owner.
  • 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 Regional Invesment Site Plan lcc
  • 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 Investment Site

Lancashire County Council and their development partners Maple Grove Developments (part of the Eric Wright Group) have secured planning consent for development of the site.The latest proposals will support the development of high-quality employment opportunities with the potential to create circa 2,000 jobs.

They replace the existing permission (granted in 2017) to deliver a new and updated vision for this key strategic employment site.

Further information is available on the Lancashire Central  website.

Please contact Lancashire County Council if you would like to learn more about the investment opportunities on this highly visible, accessible site.

South Ribble Borough Council
Civic Centre, West Paddock
Leyland, Lancashire PR25 1DH
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