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Contractor BSH has begun remediation works. Credit: via Philosophy PR

Bellway starts work on 108 Chorley houses

Euxton Heights will deliver a mix of detached and semi-detached properties on the former DXC Technology site off Euxton Lane near Buckshaw Village.

Contractor BSH has begun the remediation work and the demolition of the existing office buildings on the 7.5-acre site to prepare for the delivery of 108 houses.

APD Architects designed the scheme on behalf of Bellway Homes. Plans include 30 two-, 53 three-, and 25 four-bedroom houses, of which 13 will be available for affordable rent or shared ownership.

Each home will feature a private garden and one or two allocated car parking spaces, including electric vehicle charging provision.

Grace Yarlett, sales director at Bellway Manchester, highlighted that the residents will benefit from established infrastructure, amenities, and facilities within nearby Buckshaw Village, as well as road and rail connections.

“Euxton Heights is perfectly placed for commuters and also those looking to enjoy the best of Lancashire’s wonderful open spaces, thriving market towns, and coastline”, she said.

Bellway was granted planning permission for the scheme following a successful appeal in April, where Chorley Council withdrew any objections to the plans one day into an inquiry.

The authority’s planning committee rejected the application last September due to an unacceptable reduction in employment land and the belief that the site was unsustainable for residential development.

The Planning Inspectorate refuted the council’s arguments and approved the scheme, highlighting Chorley’s lack of a five-year housing supply.

Construction on the project is expected to take around four years with the first properties released for sale later this year and show homes expected in early 2024.

Pegasus Planning is the scheme’s planning consultant. Also on the project team is transport consultant Eddisons, landscape architect Landscape Design Solutions, civil engineer Site Infrastructure Services, and engineering consultant IGE Consulting.

To find out more about the plans for Euxton Heights, search for application number 21/01475/FULMAJ on Chorley Council’s planning portal.

The application’s reference number with the Planning Inspectorate is APP/D2320/W/22/3309262.

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So Bellway are able to start new projects but still can’t undertake Surveys / Building Fire Safety Remedial Works to make safe their legacy buildings following Grenfell. How long must residents continue to wait? Surely Government should link new approvals to rectifying legacy issues.

By Stuart

Where is the infrastructure to support more housing. The schools are oversubscribed and class sizes already too big and there is insufficient access to gp or dental services as it. It takes approx 5 x longer to travel locally at peak times than 10yrs ago. Roads get gridlocked and are unpleasant at best. Insufficient parking will lead to same issues as Buckshaw where roads are impassable and hazardous to emergency vehicles.

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