Situated to the immediate north of Leyland, Farington consists of villages, farms and mossland, modern residential development and an industrial area around the Leyland Trucks headquarters and assembly plant.
The relationship between Farington and Leyland has always been strong but Farington is not part of Leyland. Stanifield Lane which runs through the village and into Leyland is the main thoroughfare for shoppers and commuters alike. There is a Catholic convent in Farington, serving a moderately large Catholic population. Farington has a park that has been referred to as the home of football in South Ribble.
It is home to the main tip site for South Ribble, the Farington Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Leyland Trucks, with HQ and assembly plant in Farington, is a major employer in the area. The Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust has its head office in the area.Enterprise plc, a provider of support services to the public sector and utility companies, is based in Farington but is being integrated into Amey plc, which intends to move from its offices there when the lease expires in 2014. There are few retail facilities in the centre of Farington, but retail parks and Leyland town centre are nearby.
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