Camelot new homes’ plans public exhibitions

Drone pictures of the former Camelot Theme Park at Charnock Richard

Drone pictures of the former Camelot Theme Park at Charnock Richard

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The developer seeking to build new homes on the former Camelot theme park site has returned with a series of public exhibitions as it prepares fresh plans.

Now the firm says residents and community stakeholders will be asked what they think should be included in the proposed development.

Story Homes is carrying out a two-stage public consultation on the development of the brownfield site and says it is starting from scratch with its plans and wants the local community to be involved.

Residents will be able to speak with members of the development team and contribute ideas and suggestions.

John Jackson, head of land and planning at Story Homes, said: “We believe that the best way to deliver a sensible solution to the development of this site is to work closely with the local community.

“We want to work with residents, councillors, stakeholders and other interested parties in developing a revised scheme.

“The site has been vacant since Camelot closed its doors in 2012 and, sadly, the state of the site has declined even further in the year since the previous application was refused due to substantial vandalism, exacerbated through fire damage, and theft.

“We want to deliver a sensitively designed residential-led development that integrates into the existing community, as well as provide local benefits, such as jobs, opportunities for public open space, community facilities or employment space”.

The two-stage consultation process will be followed by further exhibitions in December to showcase draft plans. This second exhibition will provide an opportunity for the community to view a draft scheme that incorporates the comments and suggestions received from local people. The second exhibition will also provide further opportunity to comment prior to an application being submitted to the council. The public exhibitions will take place at:

·Best Western Park Hall Hotel, Park Hall Rd, Charnock Richard, 2pm to 5pm on Thursday.

·Heskin Hall, Wood Lane, Chorley, noon to 3pm on Friday.

·Charnock Richard Community Centre, Old School, Charter Lane, Charnock Richard, 9am to noon on Saturday

·Eccleston scout hut, Drapers Avenue, Eccleston, noon to 3pm on Monday.

Find out more by visiting www.storyhomescamelot.com or calling the information line on 0844 556 3002, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm.