Chorley approves 118 Coppull homes
Story Homes has secured the go-ahead for its mixed-tenure neighbourhood off Blainscough Lane. The housebuilder aims to start on site in May.
Chorley Council’s planning committee voted in favour of the 118-home application last week, a decision that was in line with officer recommendations. The application was a reserved matters one, following the Planning Inspectorate’s approval of the outline plans in February 2022.
Of the 118 greenlit, 35 are to be affordable. These comprise a mixture of one-bed apartments and two- and three-bed houses.
The market properties are semi-detached and detached houses with between three and five bedrooms.
The homes will be built on 14 acres of land in Coppull, just south of another housing development. Cars will be able to access the new neighbourhood from Orange Drive..
As part of the planning approval agreement, Story has committed to providing £320,000 for secondary education in the area and more than £1.2m as a Community Infrastructure Levy.
Martin Nugent, head of land and planning at Story Homes North West, said the company was “thrilled” to secure planning approval from Chorley Council.
“This exciting new scheme will deliver a number of benefits to the local community, including affordable homes and new open space, as well as economic benefits that are associated with the development of new homes, such as the direct and indirect employment opportunities for local people created throughout the construction phase,” he continued.
Astle Planning and Design crafted the layout for the project. Asteer Planning is the planning consultant for the scheme. Pennine Ecological, Trevor Bridge Associates, and RS Acoustic Engineering round out the project team.
Learn more about the project by searching application reference number 23/00780/REMMAJ on Chorley Council’s planning portal.