Centre is given the go ahead

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Chorley’s Market Walk shopping centre is on track for a major extension.

The proposed town centre scheme was passed when it went before Chorley Council’s development control committee on Tuesday night.

It is hoped a major retail giant will be attracted to the new development when it is completed.

Orchard Street UK Special Situations have submitted plans for a 1,642sqm unit for a single retailer for the site on the Flat Iron car park.

Chorley Council leader Alistair Bradley said: “It’s great to see the owners of Market Walk wanting to invest in Chorley and provide another unit, which will hopefully be a good addition to the retail offer in the town centre.

“With the Asda development at one end of the town centre and the plans to extend Market Walk at the other it shows there is a confidence in Chorley as a place where people want to invest.

“More importantly, both developments will create much-needed new jobs in the borough and we’ll be working with the businesses to try and ensure that they go to local people.”