Preston City Living Strategy

Preston City Council

The Preston City Living Strategy (CLS) is an exemplary approach to identifying, unlocking and kick-starting the delivery of brownfield housing sites. Working with Preston City Council (PCC), Hive led this award winning strategy for regeneration and maximising the development potential of brownfield land (in public and private ownership).


The CLS was designed to support and stimulate development in the city centre and inner urban areas for both private sale and affordable housing. The CLS is a pro-active response to market failure around the delivery of housing on brownfield land, with Hive’s input summarised around the following tasks on the right.


The above measures have had very positive results, leading to a step change in housing delivery within Inner Preston. As a mark of the projects innovation and success, PCC and Hive have won numerous national planning awards, culminating in winning the prestigious RTPI Sliver Jubilee Cup.

More Projects

Hive were instructed by Hive Homes to provide pre-application planning consultancy services and a Planning Statement for the development of a brownfield site off Phoenix Way in Wigan.  

Hive are instructed as planning consultant on the project by BCEGI and Middlesbrough Council, working primarily alongside JM Architects, Arup, Layer and Turley Heritage. We led the submission of a detailed planning application for the proposals.

Hive were instructed as planning consultant by Great Places Housing Group to prepare and submit a planning application for 46 affordable homes on a brownfield former school site in Royton, Oldham.