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Decision to be made over housing plans

Making a stance: Residents in Charnock Richard put up posters showing they are against the development plans

Making a stance: Residents in Charnock Richard put up posters showing they are against the development plans

The future of two controversial housing developments will be considered tomorrow.

Members of Chorley Council’s development control committee, will consider planning applications at Camelot Theme Park, in Park Hall Road, Charnock Richard and Goodyear Business Park, in Gorsey Hall Lane, Mawdesley.

Planning bosses have recommended that the application at Gorsey Hall is approved, however a recommendation is yet to be made for the site at Camelot.

Residents in Charnock Richard have united against the plans which would see more than 400 homes built on the former theme park site.

Ward councillor Alan Whittaker, said: “The residents are concerned about the sustainability and how premature it is to the area.

“It will be a huge impact on Charnock Richard and Heskin, 1000 people will on the site when the site is complete, we don’t have the sustainability for that amount of people.

“We will be looking closely at tomorrow’s recommendation.”

A total of 56 homes look set to built on the Gorsey Hall site in Mawdesley.

Chorley Council has received 276 objections about the planning application.

Many objections referred to the size of Mawdesley and how schools are already full and villagers are struggling to get their own children school places.

Coun Grahame Green, parish council chairman, said: “We think the development will ruin what is a special village in Chorley.

“Bloor Homes say the development it is sustainable as people can walk and cycle to shops but it isn’t.

“The roads are narrow in Mawdesley, they aren’t lit and it isn’t safe so it isn’t sustainable.

“The majority of people were against it, we are very disappointed at the decision and we will be at the meeting tomorrow to raise our concerns about the matter.”

 

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