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Lower Burgh Way

Lower Burgh Way - Chorley - Lancashire - PR7 3TJ

Taylor Wimpey and the Homes and Communities Agency propose to build up to 340 new homes off Lower Burgh Way, Eaves Green, Chorley.  The new homes will be a combination of apartments, mews, semi-detached and detached homes.

  • Welcome

    You may already be aware that Chorley Council has allocated Eaves Green, off Lower Burgh Way in the Adopted Chorley Local Plan 2012 - 2026, for housing development.

    In the coming weeks, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) will be submitting an outline planning application and Taylor Wimpey will be submitting two full planning applications on the allocated site.

    Taylor Wimpey Detailed Planning Applications

    Taylor Wimpey intends to submit two detailed planning applications; one relating to the land within their control and the other associated with the HCA land. A detailed planning application is when all proposed details of how the site can be developed, are submitted at the same time. Local residents, interested groups and statutory consultees such as utilities providers, will have the opportunity to comment on the proposals, as part of the planning process. If planning permission is granted, and subject to any planning conditions that are imposed, no further engagement with the local planning authority is required to proceed with the development.

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  • About Lower Burgh Way, Chorley

    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.

    Why Chorley?

    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.

    Land Ownership

    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 will all be submitted to Chorley Council at the same time.

    Ownership Plan for Lower Burgh Way Chorley

    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.

    Accessibility Plan for Lower Burgh Way Chorley


    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.  

    Context Plan for Lower Burgh Way Chorley


    Opportunities and Constraints plan for Lower Burgh Way, Chorley


  • What's proposed at Lower Burgh Way

    Taylor Wimpey Applications

    Taylor Wimpey will submit two detailed applications independently.

    Taylor Wimpey are currently preparing a detailed planning application on the land that we control to build up to 240 new homes which will consist of one, two, three and four bedrooms. The range of homes will provide much needed new housing for the residents of Chorley. The proposed scheme will comprise of the following elements:

    • A combination of apartments, mews, semi-detached, and detached homes
    • Publicly accessible open green spaces
    • Enhancement of the existing Public Right of Way
    • Financial contributions will be determined by the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 Agreement for essential community facilities

    HCA Owned Land Detailed Application

    Taylor Wimpey will also submit a detailed application on land owned by the HCA.  The details on this application will include:

    • Proposal to build up to 100 homes
    • A range of one to four bedroom homes
    • Publicly accessible open green space
    • Financial contributions will be determined by the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 Agreement for essential community facilities

    Masterplan for Lower Burgh Way, Chorley

    Masterplan for Lower Burgh Way Chorley

    Masterplan for Lower Burgh Way, Chorley

    To see a larger version of the masterplan, please click here.

  • Community Benefits

    What will the development bring to the area?

    This proposed residential development, consisting of up to a total of 340 homes, in Chorley can bring a number of economic benefits to the local area and we have estimated these using UK-wide statistical data.

    Building the homes:

    • 50 construction jobs per year of construction
    • 80 indirect jobs supported per year of construction

    Once people move in:

    • £1.7 million first occupation expenditure – total anticipated spend on goods and services by people as they move into the new houses, to make them feel like home
    • £7.5 million total spend by residents per annum, of which £3.4 million will be retained in the local economy

    Additional local authority income:

    • Council tax receipts of (approx.) £465,000 per annum
    • New homes bonus (approx.) of £2,850,000

    What Taylor Wimpey have been doing in your area

    Taylor Wimpey prides itself for being a successful developer that does much more than build homes. As a considerate, responsible developer, we have an ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities. We want to make a positive contribution to the wider communities in which we build.

    Euxton Cricket Club

    Euxton Cricket Club Sponsorship

    Sponsorship of Euxton Cricket Club

    We are the proud 2015/2016 sponsor of the under 13s team at Euxton Cricket Club.

    Andrew Stringfellow, chairman at Euxton Cricket Club, comments: “It’s great that a national company as established as Taylor Wimpey is supporting the club. Donations like this are crucial as they enable us to provide the facilities we do for so many local people.”

    Walk to School Month for St Catherine's Catholic Primary School

    Walk to school month for St Catherine's Catholic Primary School Chorley

    Walk to school month at St Catherine's Catholic Primary School

    Walk to School Month is an annual nationwide campaign to promote the benefits of walking to school, therefore resulting in healthier young people and less traffic on the roads. We are committed to supporting the communities where we build our new homes, which is why we have donated 85 wrist bands to St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School.

    Barbara Coulton, head teacher at St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School explains: “We encourage the children to walk to school to promote a healthier lifestyle; in addition to reducing traffic outside the school.  We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation which will help raise the profile of Walk to School Month amongst pupils and parents alike."

  • News & Updates

    If you would like to see a copy of our community engagement leaflet, please click here and click here to see a copy of feedback form.

    Anticipated timescales

    Outline and full detailed planning submissions
    Summer 2016
    Planning determination
    Spring 2017
    Start on site Summer 2017
    First home occupied
    Winter 2017

    We will be regularly updating this website to provide you with further information regarding our progress with this development.

    Register your interest

    Whether you are a first time buyer looking to get on the property ladder, wanting to buy a large home for you and your family or are looking to downsize into a smaller property, we want to hear from you! Please click on the above link to register your interest in a new home.