The Central Lancashire Adopted Core Strategy identified Chorley Town as a Key Service Centre in the borough, with a range of housing and employment opportunities, as well as retail and other services that serve the wider area. The Core Strategy puts focus on growth and investment in Chorley by setting the housing requirement for the Borough for the period of 2010-2026. This sets out a minimum delivery target of 417 dwellings per annum, over this period.
Chorley Council safeguarded the site Eaves Green, off Lower Burgh Lane, for residential development in the Chorley Local Plan 2012-2026, in order to supply Central Lancashire’s need for sufficient housing supply to meet future requirements.
Taylor Wimpey supports the locations of the allocated housing sites as they are considered to reflect the most sustainable options and the location strategy of the Core Strategy.
Chorley is a popular place to live, having a wide range of housing in rural and urban settings. Housing quality is mostly of a good standard and is located in accessible locations near services, creating sustainable, attractive neighbourhoods. New housing is required to help address current and future housing needs, support the local economy, deliver infrastructure and ensure the sustainability of the Borough.
The allocated Eaves Green site is split into a number of different ownerships and control, shown on the plan below. We do not intend to submit a planning application on the Council land that forms part of the allocation. The planning applications for the HCA land and Taylor Wimpey land were submitted to Chorley Council at the same time.
Ownership plan for Lower Burgh Way, Chorley
Why Eaves Green?
The land at Eaves Green, is a sustainable location situated on the southern edge of Chorley town. The site has the potential to create a high quality residential development, which will integrate into the character of the local area. The site adjoins a well-established part of Chorley, which is primarily residential in nature being situated to the south of the Miller Homes development at ‘Birkacre Park’.
With the site situated less than three miles from Chorley town centre, it provides great access to existing shops, services and facilities. There are many schools within less than one mile of the site, all of which have received Ofsted inspections of ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ ratings. The site benefits from public transport networks, including a bus stop in walking distance and a train station only three and a half miles away.
Site accessibility plan for Lower Burgh Way, Chorley
Opportunities and Constraints Plan
The masterplan for Eaves Green is landscape led and takes its cue from the existing landscape features, both in and around the site. The key landscape assets of the site include fantastic countryside views, existing woodlands and public rights of way.
The scheme preserves and enhances the surrounding area by incorporating these key landscaping assets within the masterplan to create a strong sense of place and character.
Opportunities and Constraints plan for Lower Burgh Way, Chorley