Chorley approves 320,000 sq ft mixed-use scheme

Chorley Council has granted full planning permission for 320,000 sq ft mixed-use development of offices, and industrial space.

The site, located to the north of Euxton Lane and adjacent to Alker Lane, is currently green space and is around 1.2 miles from Chorley town centre.

The council, which is acting as developer for the site, is proposing 40,200 sq ft of offices, 53,450 sq ft of industrial, and the remainder for car parking and yard spaces. The mix of two and three-storey office buildings are suggested towards the centre of the plot, while two short terraces of small industrial units will run along the north and western edges of the site.

The site is surrounded by existing development on three sides, including the £8.4m Strawberry Fields digital hub, a 40,000 sq ft workspace for creative and digital businesses, to the east; this is set to open in late summer with Willmott Dixon as main contractor.

The architect is Broadway Malyan and the planning consultant is Nexus Planning. A contractor is yet to be appointed.

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Hopefully plans were submitted to improve the infrastructure in the area as the run up past the hospital can be very congested and extra traffic would become an issue.

By Philip

Absolutely ludicrous. The main
A6 Preston road from the petrol station past the hospital Exton lane hat wood hall round about and to the buckshaw traffic lights is a nightmare to get through as it is. I work in whittle me woods live in Chorley its approximately 2. 5 miles and it takes me almost an hour to get home or get to work. There needs to be some sort of double lane infrastructure in place and filter lanes. Offices and factories will increase the number of cars 3 fold. Chorley is being ruined.

By Duff

Hope it isn’t more green belt space being eaten up .Depremental to our already threatened wildlife and fauna.

By M Birchall

Why build more offices etc… when you have lots of empty buildings, keep the green belt for wildlife, rain drainage, healthy air and a more pleasant environment. Chorley will become a concrete jungle and not a nice place to live

By Anonymous

We do not need Green Belt land turned into brown field sites, we have industrial land sitting empty, units in let, access roads unkempt due to lack of use! Come on Cold Bradley, enough is enough! We need new schools built, new doctors surgeries, new dentist surgeries, and road and footpath repairs, we need to provide parking for cars so they don’t park on footpaths! The Councillors need to represent the peoples who voted for them rather than companies

By Alan Hughes

Come on Chorley Borough Council stop this building on green belt land. Euxton Lane, Dawbers Lane. You are a disgrace Chorley Council.

By Steve Horsfield

Just no. Is there really a need for that kind of development? More destruction of green areas for council profit. With the development of Botany Bay, also using green space, how many will be left empty, become derelict? The habitats already destroyed and wildlife displaced. Disgraceful. Think again.

By Jiamet

It’s a free country people should be able to voice there opinions and concerns about what’s going on in the town we live in without it being Taken of this site !!!!!! Leave the green alone for our wildlife !!!!!!

By Lynne ashford

Absolutely apoling why don’t you keep all the industry down buckshaw are around akhurst were there is brown land and not green and think of the volume of traffic on exton lane and the roundabout its horrible and quite gridlock now

By Darlington

All this pathetic council want to do is build everywhere, whether it be commercial or domestic. Absolute disgrace

By Lee w

It’s not green belt, just:

By Anon

The opening of Alker Lane bridge to provide a pedestrian and cycle link to Buckshaw Parkway rail station must be made a planning condition to improve sustainability and green transport in the area.

By John Smith

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