Burscough set for 100,000 sq ft mixed-use scheme

A 32,000 sq ft leisure space to be operated by play operator Fun Arena, along with seven industrial units, are to be built next to Burscough Industrial Estate after the plans were given the go-ahead.

Working on behalf of developer Crompton Property, planner Lichfields has secured consent for two applications on the site, which is part of the wider Yew Tree Farm development.

The largest unit will be operated by Fun Arena and will feature a range of soft play attractions along with 100 car parking spaces; this was put forward as a separate full planning application.

Crompton also secured reserved matters consent for seven industrial and logistics units, ranging between 5,300 sq ft to 15,000 sq ft. In total, the scheme comprises more than 100,000 sq ft.

Access to the development will be via a new road from the recently-constructed roundabout on Tollgate Road.

Planning applications for the site were brought forward in May this year and were approved by West Lancashire Council’s planning committee last night; construction work is expected to begin in the coming weeks.

Outline consent for the land also includes 580 homes, a care home, a community centre, and parkland; NLP Planning and IBI advised on the original application. Redrow is already on site building the first phase of the housing.

Simon Pemberton, Lichfields senior director and head of its Manchester office, said: “Yew Tree Farm is a key strategic development site in West Lancashire Council’s Local Plan and we are delighted to help bring these ambitions to fruition with the approval of these new employment and recreational opportunities.”

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What about extra GPs and Dentists? Will the builders provide them too?????

By Belinda

The work actually started several weeks ago – so before planning gave consent

By Cam

Where are the extra GPs, schools, roads etc coming from are the developers going to supply and pay for the extra services required – Sandra

By Anonymous

We have to money people and houses and buildings in burscough I have lived here all my life the place as gone to the dogs you can’t move for traffic and new people coming here it’s a little village y can’t you lot go and live somewhere else.. bring back the old days .and you lot sod off.

By Ward

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