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Plans submitted to develop derelict former Camelot theme park site

We have submitted an outline planning application for a development of new homes and employment uses at the former Camelot theme park site, to the south west of Chorley, with associated infrastructure.

The plans are for up to 195 homes and an area for employment use which could deliver around 80 jobs. The employment area will be a maximum of 3,000sqm and will include an office for our North West team and small-scale starter/workshops units. These will be situated adjacent to the existing employment units and the car park adjacent to the site entrance. The development would also deliver improved walking and cycling paths and open green space

Our proposals will create a sustainable and integrated development that would make an important contribution to the borough’s housing supply.

We will use local sub contractors and suppliers where possible, delivering economic benefits and job creation back into local area.

Development planner Siobhan Sweeney said: “Over the last eighteen months we have been working hard to create a smaller scheme for the Camelot site that responds to the comments we received during our previous application.

“Following on from a public consultation with stakeholders and the local community in March 2017, we are now seeking outline planning consent for a new development of 195 homes, an office for Story Homes North West and an area for employment units which could deliver around 80 new jobs.

“The former Camelot theme park is in desperate need of regeneration and we want to replace this eyesore with a high quality scheme that local residents and businesses will be proud of.

“We are renowned for designing high quality homes throughout the North West and for our striking street scenes on our developments. In the design of our proposal we have paid careful attention to the local area’s different forms of development, architecture, appearance and material and these will be highly visible when travelling around the development creating a unique sense of space. Wherever possible, we will use local materials on the properties and elsewhere on the site too.”

Full details of the application are available to view at Chorley Council using applications reference 17/00710/OUTMAJ. A decision on the application is anticipated in Autumn 2017.

You can view more information about Story Homes’ proposal here.

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