Duxbury Park Housing Development
HOW Planning has secured full planning approval for the transformation of United Utilities’ former Training and Conferencing Centre in Chorley, Lancashire.
The site previously had outline planning approval for a mixed use scheme comprising housing and employment uses, also secured by HOW. Whilst the housing element was fulfilled with 133 residential dwellings already built by Arley Homes North West, the 10,800 sq m of business space failed to generate market interest despite a significant 36 month marketing exercise.
The decision was taken by United Utilities to submit a full planning application for 70 high quality dwellings with associated car parking, access arrangements and landscape works, which was approved by Chorley Borough Council in August 2013.
The public consultation exercise organised by HOW demonstrated strong support for further residential development at the site, which already benefits from a new vehicular access point off the Myles Standish Way and additional access reserved for pedestrians, cyclists and emergency vehicles. The plans will transform the brownfield site, which has been under-utilised and the new residential scheme will complement the surrounding residential areas.