Villagers are worried over homes plans

Concern: Residents protesting about the planned development of Dick Lane, Brinscall
Concern: Residents protesting about the planned development of Dick Lane, Brinscall
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Village residents have been left disappointed after a controversial planning application was recommended for approval by planning officers.

Homeowners in Dick Lane, Brinscall, were upset when a planning proposal was submitted which would see six houses erected in place of a number of redundant barns.

Residents will raise their concerns at tomorrow night’s development control committee at Chorley Town Hall.

The application was submitted by Muntzer Mughal.

Audrey Perry a resident in the area, said: “It’s not a shock to us as a planning application was submitted last year.

“We have real traffic concerns, six houses will be built and they’ve estimated that more than 20 cars will be coming, including visitors to the houses. The road is essentially one way as it’s soft grass either side, so there isn’t anywhere to pull in.

“It’s a real disappointment for us and we will raise our concerns at the meeting tomorrow night.

“We’ll be fighting it all the way.”

The planning application will also see an extension to a garage which will create a bin store.

County Coun Kim Snape added: “The road suffers badly from flooding and it’s very narrow.

“With so many more houses and cars it will be a great struggle for the area to cope.

“It’s a rural road but it sets a precedent for the future, six houses could easily turn into more.

“We will continue to fight this until the end.”

Agents for the application, Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors, were unavailable for comment.