Lancashire residents urged to attend 170 new homes exhibition

County Councillor Mark Perks in front of land at the junction of Euxton Lane and Pear Tree Lane in Euxton, Chorley. Up to 170 new homes are planned for the area

County Councillor Mark Perks in front of land at the junction of Euxton Lane and Pear Tree Lane in Euxton, Chorley. Up to 170 new homes are planned for the area

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Plans to build up to 170 new homes in Chorley were unveiled at a public exhibition next week.

Proposals are being drawn up for a site on Pear Tree Lane, Euxton, near Chorley, which was earmarked for residential development.

The scheme could see up to 170 new homes, including affordable housing, with landscaping and access from Euxton Lane. There would be allotments for community use.

Architectural practice BDP is working on behalf of the Homes And Communities Agency (HCA) to prepare a planning application.

The plans can be viewed at a public exhibition.

One will take place at Euxton CE Primary School, Bank Lane, on Tuesday, January 19, from 4pm to 7.30pm.

Another will be held there from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Saturday, January 23.

Lancashire County councillor for the area Mark Perks has concerns about the impact the development would have on the area and local infrastructure, such as schools and highways.

He said: “It’s important for residents to go to the two meetings to see what the plans are. Quite clearly up to 170 houses will have a significant impact on that part of Euxton.”

A spokesperson for HCA said: “The HCA will be hosting two public exhibitions in connection with the proposed development at Pear Tree Lane, Euxton. The purpose of these events are so that local residents can come along to find out more about the proposed development plans. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and for members of the public to put forward their views on the proposals.”

Anyone unable to attend can find out more about the plans at www.peartreelane.bdp.com or email comments to peartreelane@bdp.com.