Proposals for new youth zone unveiled to the public

How Chorley's youth zone could look
How Chorley's youth zone could look
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Proposals for Chorley’s new youth zone have been revealed for the first time.

A public exhibition was held at the Arts Partnership at Chorley Community Centre, on Railway Street.

It was a chance for people to have a look at the plans, speak to members of the project team and provide feedback.

The youth zone is proposed for Railway Street where the Arts Partnership and Leigh Arms currently stand.

It is being developed in a partnership between Chorley Council, the Arts Partnership, Lancashire County Council and OnSide Youth Zones.

Rob Carter, deputy chief executive of OnSide, said: “Chorley Youth Zone will transform the land fronting Railway Street to provide a purpose-built, high-quality facility to engage young people in a wide range of activities in a safe and inspiring environment.

“Feedback from the public exhibition on Thursday was largely positive and we’re very grateful to those that came along to offer their comments.

“We welcome feedback from the local community on the project and we will be working very closely with our youth zone, local youth providers and other key stakeholders both during the development and in the years to come when it is operating, to ensure that the youth zone delivers the best opportunities possible for Chorley’s young people.”

A planning application is expected to be submitted in January for the youth zone.

It will provide a host of facilities for young people aged eight to 19 and those up to 25 with disabilities.

It will offer around 20 activities each night ranging from football, boxing, dancing and climbing to creative arts, music, drama and employability training.

Each visit will cost 50p.