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‘Eyesore’ site housing plan

Housing plan: The former Burrows site is subject to a planning application from Eccleston Homes

Housing plan: The former Burrows site is subject to a planning application from Eccleston Homes

Plans have been submitted to transform a former machinary plant into housing.

The former Burrows grass machinery site, on Wigan Road, Clayton-le-Woods, could be turned into an estate of 14, two-storey, four and five bedroomed houses.

The application has been submitted by Eccleston Homes Limited.

Burrows left the site a number of years ago and local residents say it has since turned into an “eyesore.”

Should Chorley Council agree to the application, work will start on the site in 2015.

Coun Dave Rogerson said: “The site closed around four to five years ago.

“It went through the hands of one developer and then another but nothing has ever happened.

“I’m glad something is happening to it at last. Since Burrows left it has turned into a bit of an eyesore, so I welcome the action being taken.”

Coun Mick Muncaster added: “I’ve never heard of any objections to the plan.

“It’s about time something has happened. At the moment it’s a hole in the ground but the sooner something gets started the better.”

Kevin Marren, managing director of Eccleston Homes, said: “We are very excited about the plans, we have submitted a detailed planning application for 14 houses.

“The development is accessed via a private road off Wigan Road secured by electric gates.”

The application is due to go before councillors sitting on Chorley’s development control committee.

 

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