Complaints raised over social houses in Adlington

Development: Land off Chester Place in Adlington
Development: Land off Chester Place in Adlington

The proposed development of six new homes has been met with a complaints from village residents.

Social housing firm Chorley Community Housing has submitted plans to build the properties on land off Chester Place, in Adlington.

Emergency services cannot access the proposed houses and fire appliances will be unable to access it

The two storey homes will come with parking and gardens and they will be built on redundant garage land.

A number of residents have raised concerns about the height and access to the houses. Bosses at CCH have said that their designers comply with all required regulations.

One resident commented on the planning application saying: “The proposed houses are too high and they block light to surrounding properties.

“Emergency services cannot access the proposed houses and fire appliances will be unable to access it.

“Bin wagons also won’t be able to access it, the bins can’t be left at the top of Chester Place.

“There isn’t enough space and the project isn’t safe.”

Another added: “Chester Place is already too narrow.

“I’m concerned about the access, how will long wide lorries get down the streets and what about the emergency services?

“It just feels like it is an accident waiting to happen.”

A CCH spokesperson said: “We have consulted with statutory agencies, residents and local councillors. In designing the scheme our architects have complied with all planning and highways requirements.

“The properties will be fitted with sprinklers so that, in the unlikely event of a fire, residents safety is ensured.”