Camelot theme park homes plans scaled back

Housing developers have downscaled plans to build homes on a former theme park after complaints from the community.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 5th August 2016, 11:05 am
Updated Friday, 5th August 2016, 12:09 pm
Downsized: The former Camelot theme park
Downsized: The former Camelot theme park

Story Homes has now proposed to build 200 homes of the former Camelot site – scaling back the plans for a second time due to a number of concerns from residents in Charnock Richard and Heskin.

This comes after public consultations in the two villages in July, on plans to build up to 275 homes, with more than 100 people giving feedback.

David O’Reilly, head of land and planning for Story Homes, said: “Visitors to our consultations have positively contributed to the consultation and have welcomed the proposed number of new homes falling significantly, with 200 new high quality homes now planned. We have continued to listen to feedback and undertaken further site investigation work.”

The developers have been working on the new plans since February 2015, when their original proposal to build 420 homes was rejected.

Mr O’Reilly added: “There is a balance to be reached between the number of new homes delivered and the community benefits that can be provided on and off site, with plans to deliver affordable homes for local people, improved walking and cycling paths and open green space for the whole community to enjoy.

“The former Camelot theme park is in desperate need of regeneration and we want to replace this eyesore with a high quality scheme that residents and businesses will be proud of.”

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