refused land off heapey lane metacre p. planning docs

Of the 130 proposed homes, 30% were to be affordable. Credit: via planning documents

Chorley refuses 130 homes

The council refused plans to convert greenfield off Heapey Road at its planning committee meeting on Tuesday.

Metacre, a subsidiary of Northern Trust, developed the proposals for 130 homes. Of these houses, 30% were to be affordable.

Chorley Council’s decision follows officer recommendations, which cited objections to the scheme’s impact on wildlife and the loss of green space, in addition to air pollution fears.

Architect MCK Associates drew up the plans for the 16-acre site, currently used as grazing land. De Pol Associates was the planning consultant.

To find out more about the scheme, search for application number 00253 on Chorley Council’s planning portal.

Northern Trust was approached for comment.

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Well done Chorley Council. No greenfield sites should EVER be considered for building on and should automatically be rejected

By Bill Toward

Another that will win on appeal as Chorley have pathetic housing numbers! And another that will be awarded costs and the tax payer will have to pay for!!

By Anon

Thank goodness. Chorley and areas are already over built. The infrastructure just isn’t there to support any more building.

By Anonymous

I think an appeal was submitted in Jan 2023?

By Anon

This will most likely get through on appeal. It is on Green Belt but only a small portion of it. The area its in is a part of Chorley that hasn’t had any new developments in a long time and local opposition is very vocal. There is a lot of land locally with planning pre approved and once the market picks up there will be a lot more development locally.

By Nick parry

Correct decision, well done Chorley borough Council.

By Alan

No greenfield land should ever be used for building new properties. Happy with CBC decision to refuse the application

By Karisa Hardaker

Why not just build them in Euxton. Seems like a free for all there. There is a spare blade of grass next to the Talbot. Get the diggers in.

By Alan Pallan

Glad to see Bill has taken a balanced and reasoned approach to housing.

By N. Imby

What green belt, have we got any left. Just seem to build anywhere they want. Just look around fields are fast disappearing. Soon be nowhere safe to walk for the humble pedestrian.

By Jean Hull

Thank god for that .. for once Chorley council have done the absolutely right thing .. wild life is suffering so much with the amount of building housing that has been going up.. hip hop hooray… think the wildlife far more important

By Anonymous

You will never please everyone,

By Anonymous

On green land? Why not insist the house building part of the Botany Bay plan is kept to. Not on Green land and a high proportion of affordable housing included. Better than just the warehousing that the plan has been reduced to.

By Amanda Thomas

Looking forward to seeing this scheme come together when they win on appeal. What is funny is that the Council are now proposing this to be a housing allocated site in the Central Lancs Local Plan. So it is going to be housing regardless, just a matter of when

By Anon

Let’s hope chorley Council refuse any further housing developments in whittle-le-woods too, to say that there is a lack of infrastructure is an understatement.

By Alan

Me and my partner just purchased in this area purely for the views, just our luck it will not only spoil the views but also drag the price of houses down along with it. Appeal I think it will get passed, they’ve appealed the rejection already in jan 2023. Roads are already busy in the area with lack of parking and to add 130 houses and potential 130 to 260 cars is ridiculous, primary and high schools are already full to the brim and theirs a waiting list.

By Anon

Well done Chorley council! We need to preserve our green spaces. Do the right thing and reject the ridiculous proposals for Croston!

By David Simpson

Finally, sense has prevailed within the council. Not every bit of green space needs to be developed

By Dawn Brotherton

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