Project Description

De Pol secured planning consent for the erection of a contemporary three storey building, comprising two retail units and two apartments on the edge of Chorley town centre.

The planning application was made of behalf of local building contractor, SPI Building Limited, who were seeking to redevelop a parcel of vacant land within the urban area.

The principle of development was affected due to the site being located outside of Chorley’s designated town centre, where planning policy seeks to direct retail development.

In terms of design the site was also relatively constrained, bounded by a highway, public car park and a terrace of two-storey mixed use properties.

De Pol submitted and managed the planning application through to determination. This included the production of a supporting Planning Statement and Retail Assessment, which included the undertaking of a sequential test to demonstrate that there were no alternative town centre locations which could deliver our client’s proposals.

The conceptual design for the scheme specifically sought to respond to the gateway location of the site, on a key route into the town centre. The scheme also sought to complement the recent development of the adjacent Asda food store, public realm improvements and wider regeneration of Chorley town centre.

In granting planning permission Chorley Council accepted De Pol’s case allowing the applicant to bring forward the redevelopment of this underutilised site.

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