Redrow Chorley
The units will be a mix of four- and five-bedroom houses

Redrow buys land in Chorley

Dan Whelan

The housebuilder has acquired a 14-acre plot off Royton Drive in Whittle-le-Woods near Chorley for an undisclosed sum and aims to start work on a 34-home project later this year. 

Providing a mix of four- and five-bedroom houses, including 14 designated as affordable, the homes will be complete in 2022. 

The largest unit will be more than 2,000 sq ft and have five bedrooms and three bathrooms. 

Less than half of the plot will be built on and the majority of the plot will remain as open green space, according to the developer. 

Redrow’s acquisition, from an unnamed vendor, is part of a strategy to expand its operations in the North West and the housebuilder said sales had “bounced back” since the outbreak of Covid-19 earlier this year. 

Claire Jarvis, managing director of Redrow Homes Lancashire, said: “The Whittle-le-Woods site is relatively small by our standards and is just one example of the type of scheme we can fulfil.  

“We’re equally interested in sites of 100-units plus and those with large-scale potential for several hundred homes over a number of years. 

“We are actively seeking other opportunities in the Chorley, Leyland and Wigan areas, as well as further south in our patch, including Bolton, Salford, Oldham and Tameside, and areas of Merseyside and Cheshire.” 

The former pasture land at Crostons Farm, Whittle-le-Woods, is adjacent to the housebuilder’s Lucas Green development that completed in 2017. 

While groundwork is scheduled to start later this year, house building is not expected to be underway until summer 2021 and the first occupations are not anticipated until 2022. 

 

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The locals must be livid

By Dan

Whittle-le Woods does not have the local infrastructure fo any more house.

By Mr T