Land off Blainscough Lane, Story Homes, p Story Homes

Chorley Council voted to approve Story Homes' reserved matters application on 6 February. Credit: via story Homes

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.

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Nothing on this development for older residents

By Anonymous

Has anyone thought about the wildlife around the Nature Reserve and the amount of traffic it will bring through the existing villages

By christine harrison

Grange Drive is already the only access road to the current housing. It can be a bottle neck at busy times, for example when the primary school is opening/closing and patents park there.

It is also very difficult to turn right in spite of the mini roundabout which noone takes any notice of, and visibility is hugely impaired by the property on the corner.

Add on another 200 or so cars, delivery drivers etc when the development is finished, Grange Drive will be dangerous and congested.

By Anonymous

Grange drive at mini roundabout is bad enough now. Will this be sorted with other access roads

By Andrew Moore

It’s such a shame to see the erosion of all the countryside in Coppull. They didn’t approve planning whe someone wanted to build on Camelot, a derelict site, but they will pass it for countryside with a small mini roundabout for access. No space in any of the Doctors, dentists or schools, but we can have another 118 houses. There will be no countryside soon with all the building round birkacre and here. Also it will be interesting to see if the employment generated really is local or if people travel in from elsewhere. I can’t begin to imagine what Spendmore Lane will be like in a morning and the New Road with people trying to get into Chorley.

By Annonymous

Brilliant news grange drivers will be loving this lol

By Allforit

Has anyone given thought to the already overstretched GP service in the village or the fact we have just the one pharmacy?
The traffic in and around the village is already heavy and with the additional traffic these new builds will be will be impossible to circumnavigate.
This is an appalling decision for the residents of coppull.

By Lee Innes

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