CHORLEY could be set for an additional 37 homes to be built in the next two years thanks to a development company’s acquisition of a site near the town.

Redrow Homes bought the 14-acre site in Whittle-le-Woods with the specific aim of building new homes on ex-pastureland at Crostons Farm.

Redrow Homes managing director Claire Jarvis said: “We’re very pleased to have this site within our portfolio for future development and look forward to starting groundworks later this year.”

The company say they have kept environmental concerns in mind, and hope to retain most of the mature trees on site, while many of the properties will feature large gardens.

Groundworks are scheduled to start later this year, however housebuilding is not expected to be under way until summer 2021 and the first families moving in are not anticipated until 2022.

Meanwhile Redrow Homes is now planning to expand its operations much further afield and is appealing to landowners and agents in Lancashire and beyond who may be interested in business opportunities.

Ideally the company is seeking land already allocated for housing and hopes to find sites for over 100 family homes.

Ms Jarvis said: “At the same time we are actively seeking other new opportunities in the Chorley, Leyland and Wigan areas; as well as further south in our patch, which actually includes parts of Greater Manchester like Bolton, Salford, Oldham and Tameside, and areas of Merseyside and Cheshire, such as St Helens, Prescot and Warrington.”

Speaking about the company’s plans for the future she added: “Our division may have ‘Lancashire’ in its title, but we already develop in some parts of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire, primarily areas that were within the pre-1974 historic Lancashire borders.

“However, I’m now looking to push our boundaries a little further south and am keen to hear from landowners and agents with opportunities we can pursue.”

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