Homes plans will go ahead

Protest: Residents gathered outside the Gorsey Lane development
Protest: Residents gathered outside the Gorsey Lane development
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  • More than 50 houses to be built in village
  • Planning councillors in Chorley have approved Bloor Homes’ proposals to build the houses in Mawdesley
  • The development of 56 properties, off Gorsey Lane, sparked fury among residents and parish councillors
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Controversial plans for more than 50 new village homes have been given the go ahead.

Planning councillors in Chorley have approved Bloor Homes’ proposals to build the houses in Mawdesley.

We took the residents’ views into the meeting, we don’t want a development of that size in the village

The development of 56 properties, off Gorsey Lane, sparked fury among residents and parish councillors.

Chorley Council’s development control committee gave the green light on Tuesday evening.

Afterwards vice-chairman of Mawdesley Parish Council, coun Martin Boardman, said: “We took the residents’ views into the meeting, we don’t want a development of that size in the village.

“It goes against the local development plan that Chorley Council created, we feel hard done by the decision that was made.

“We did a lot of work and spent plenty of time on our response but we feel we have just been ignored.”

Bloor Homes had previously submitted an application to build 64 homes.

But after a number of complaints, they reduced the amount of houses to 56.

Despite the reduction, Coun Boardman feels the development is in the wrong place.

“The development is in the wrong place,” he said.

“Gorsey Lane isn’t even off the main road in the village, we are disgusted by the decision and we’ve been left very disappointed.”

A spokesperson for Bloor Homes said: “We are pleased that Chorley Council has approved our detailed plans for Mawdesley.

“Now that the reserved matters application has been approved, work will start on the site later in the year.”