300 homes ‘will change our village’

Coun Peter Wilson who is concerned about the development for 300 homes near Abbey Grove
Coun Peter Wilson who is concerned about the development for 300 homes near Abbey Grove

Two councillors have thrown their weight behind a campaign against a proposed development in Adlington.

Fox Land Developments Ltd have submitted a planning application for 300 properties on this site.

The residents of Adlington and Anderton are outraged about the scheme and they held a meeting last Tuesday night.

More than 80 residents turned up to discuss their fears about the scheme for homes of Bolton Road.

Coun Peter Wilson believes there has been too many houses built in the area in the past 10-15 years and that the character of the village will change.

He also feels that the village does not have the infrastructure to support more homes and we do not want our green fields and open spaces built upon.

Coun Wilson, who represents the Adlington area, said: “Adlington has been subject to unwanted housing development and if approved, this latest application will be another significant change to our village.

“An additional 300 homes will not be supported by improvements in local infrastructure.

“I will be fighting vigorously with local residents to stop this application from being given permission.

“I believe the application should be refused and I will be working with the residents to oppose this application.

Coun Cath Hoyle added: “I want to ensure that views of local residents is heard by Chorley Council when this application is considered.

“We do not want to see housing development on this site.

“I believe we should be looking to keep our green spaces and open areas safe from development in order to maintain the character and identity of our village.”

In December, the Guardian reported that residents living on Abbey Grove were fearing that the new homes would be overlooking their properties at the back.

Fox Land and Property LLP also have a planning application for 700 homes, community centre, single-form entry primary school and associated parking on Wigan Road in Clayton-le-Woods.

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