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Eyesore site to get new homes

Adactus Group Chief Executive Paul Lees with Chorley Borough Councillor for Coppull Matthew Crow and  Lancashire County Councillor for Coppull Steve Holgate.

Adactus Group Chief Executive Paul Lees with Chorley Borough Councillor for Coppull Matthew Crow and Lancashire County Councillor for Coppull Steve Holgate.

Work has begun on redeveloping a village eyesore, transforming the land with a number of houses.

Chorley Community Housing (CCH) - who are part of the Adactus Housing Group, have begun work building eight bungalows on the former Willows site on Milton Road, Coppull.

The new properties will be offered to older people living in Coppull.

All the bungalows will each feature two bedrooms.

The properties are being funded by Chorley Council.

Coun Matthew Crow, borough ward councillor for Coppull, said: “We have been working very closely with CCH to help deliver the regeneration we need for Coppull.

“Britain has 80 percent more over 65s than it did in 1951, and our communities need developments like this to meet that rising demand.”

In 2010, residents at sheltered housing flats The Willows protested after CCH announced it was to close.

Despite the support of Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle, the home was bulldozed by contractors 18 months ago.

After plans to convert the site into a number of large flats fell through, CCH opted to turn the site into bungalows.

And Coun Crow feels the houses are helping Coppull to develop as a village.

He added: “This is what the village of Coppull needs, more housing for the elderly.

“I’m delighted the land isn’t going to waste and it’s helping us move forward and develop the village.”

Paul Lees, chief executive of Adactus Housing, said: “These new bungalows are already attracting enquiries from local residents, asking how they can get on the list for one before the properties are even off the ground.

“We are delighted to be working with the council to develop this site with homes that have got the community buzzing.”

 

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