Chorley is set to get a new pub after councillors gave the go ahead to the proposed development.
The proposal is to build a Greene King pub and restaurant, with an outdoor play area, at Bishopton Crescent, at the junction of Buckshaw Avenue and Ordnance Road, Buckshaw Village.
Chorley Council’s development control committee gave it the thumbs up this week. The decision has been welcomed.
Euxton parish councillor Aidy Riggott told the meeting he lived in the village with his family and that a family pub, a second primary school, a grass football and cricket pitch were “pieces of the jigsaw puzzle outstanding” there.
He said: “This application contains many pleasing aspects that, in my opinion, make it a suitable and appropriate development for my community. First and foremost, it is a family friendly design with separate areas for dining that should appeal to the many families and young professionals that live here.
“The application suggests in excess of 70 jobs will be created with a good mix of full and part time opportunities.
“The applicant also recognises the importance of the local community and is kindly offering free parking at drop off time for parents of children attending Trinity/CofE primary school, which will hopefully go some way to alleviate the current challenges the community faces in this area.
“I welcome the commitment by the applicant to start work immediately. Buckshaw Village residents have for far too long waited and waited for plans to be turned into reality.”
County councillor Mark Perks said: “It was made clear at the planning meeting there had been a strong response from residents to the Greene King consultation in support of the pub and I expressed the view it fitted in with the commercial centre and more appropriate than plans for a trade depot.”