Sports Direct may be coming to the new Market Walk as Chorley Council confirms discussions are taking place

Chorley Council has confirmed that discussions have been taking place with Sports Direct, but there is no signed agreement at the moment.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 8:00 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 8:01 pm
Coun Alistair Bradley said discussions have been taking place with Sports Direct. Pic: Getty Images

Councillor Margaret France revealed that the sports retail giant would become the latest addition to the new Market Walk "very soon".

The Labour councillor, who sits on the planning committee, made the announcement on Facebook following a council meeting on January 21.

"Council meeting finished early! Sports Direct coming to Market Walk very soon", said Coun France.

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Coun France, who represents the Wheelton and Withnell ward, welcomed the imminent arrival of Britain's biggest sports retail chain to Chorley's high street.

"Should be great for the young people of Chorley", she added.

However, Chorley Council has since stated that it has not been confirmed that Sports Direct will be coming to Chorley, but discussions with the retailer have been taking place.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council, said: “We are in discussions with Sports Direct and will provide further information when we have any news."

The nearest Sports Direct stores to Chorley are currently at Middlebrook, six miles away, and Wigan, seven miles away.

Sports Direct have been approached for comment.