Monaco Nell Lane, a company headed up by local businessman Kai Chu Wong, has submitted an application for a 115-home development next to Campbells Park Homes caravan park in Chorley.
The scheme, on an 8.5-acre site south of Nell Lane, would be made up of two- and three-bedroom semi-detached homes, plus detached four-bedroom houses, all available for private rent.
The site had once been earmarked for an extension of the caravan park. Consent for the siting of 52 caravans was granted in 2013, but the project never progressed.
The scheme has sparked controversy among locals who are unhappy that the application process is ongoing despite the current restrictions due to Covid-19.
If the latest scheme is approved, the developer intends to deliver “significant off-site improvement works to Nell Lane, including traffic calming measures”, according to Lichfields, the planning consultant for the project.
Simon Pemberton, senior director and head of Lichfield’s Manchester office, said: “The proposals are of high-quality design, situated within a sustainable location for this type of scheme.
“The site has been identified as suitable for housing and in an area where Chorley Borough Council wants to direct growth and investment.”
DLA Design is the architect for the scheme.