Jones Homes Mawdesley phase two c via plannng documents Pegasus Planning

The proposed homes feature two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom dwellings. Credit: via planning documents

Jones plots phase two of Mawdesley housing

The Lancashire-based housebuilder wants to construct 58 homes on greenfield land north of Gorsey Lane in Chorley, the second part of its St Peter’s Park development.

Jones Homes has lodged a full planning application with Chorley Council requesting permission to build seven two-bedroom, 17 three-bedroom, 11 four-bedroom and 23 five-bedroom homes on the 6.5-acre plot in Mawdesley.

Associated access points, landscaping, and parking provision with electrical vehicle charging points are also included within the scheme.

Pegasus Planning is the planning consultant. The application states: “This site, proposed by a competent housebuilder, represents a highly logical and sustainable housing site given its location within the defined settlement boundary of Mawdesley…

“The development proposal is a highly suitable and sustainable proposition, with no technical matters, such as highways, drainage etc preventing it coming forward for residential development. It will deliver much-needed housing to a borough with chronic housing land supply shortfalls.”

The application represents the second phase of Jones’ St Peter’s Park development, which comprises 56 completed homes immediately south of the proposed homes. To the north of the site is a separate parcel of residential development at Tarnbeck Drive.

Under the plans, vehicular access to the site would be via Gorsey Lane to the south and through the first phase of St Peter’s Park.

The developer expects to pay a financial contribution in the form of a Section 106 agreement towards either new playing pitches or improvements to existing playing pitches, the application notes.

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This is terrible. Chorley Council are already up on their housing targets met, and there must be easier, far less contentious sites to develop on in the borough.

There is no infrastructure to cope with additional housing. Where is the local doctors, dentist, library? The existing Spar (and only) shop in the village is a highways nightmare with minimal parking which congests the road opposite the pub. Where are the footpaths for ‘families’ to walk on, in and around the village? The bus is so infrequent. There is no train station in Mawdesley. Most people therefore drive which impacts upon the local area.

The roads could not take the numerous large delivery wagons that clogged up the roads during the original phase of this Jones Homes development, with drivers acting erratically driving at high speeds along narrow country road lanes.

Most houses locally get consent with very little objection or activity which is very odd. This isn’t helped by local councillors being actively involved with regeneration in the immediate local area.

I have no future surprise that this application will get the go ahead with very little objections. The council have no strategy, apart from take, take, take.

By Anonymous

Love it – great idea. Mawdesley is a a great little village that has always been able to attract a premium

By Claire Danby

All for progress and this scheme is certainly that – great idea. I’d love to see the bus service improve a little as part of any s106. The people of Mawdesley are often feel stuck out on a limb.

By Dickie D

I Think villages like Mawdesley do need this kind of development if they are to keep their pubs and shops. The increased traffic will require traffic measures such as new speed limits (Bluestone Ln) for example. However, I do feel there are brownfield sites that should be developed first and as for planning, well it does seem certain companies with council links are getting a lot through while other smaller applications are rejected on contradictory and, dare I say, subjective reasoning.

By annon

I’m all for development and agree the area would benefit from more houses in theory but practicality, I feel this will be a very risky move. As another commenter has mentioned, walking around the village, especially with a pram, is near impossible due to the significant lack of pavements. This makes getting out in the darker months more of a risk.

Drivers are extremely dangerous with significantly more speeding on Gorsey Lane, particularly with people flying up to the new estate, so I can only imagine this getting worse.

Also, can services cope with these extra hopes? The village already has an issue with flooding…

I’m quite despondent as it’s likely to happen as no one listens to the ‘little people’ these days. My worry is that action will only be taken to improve road/pavement infrastructure once there has been a serious accident.

By Anon.

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