Action group fight LDF plan

Proposed new housing: Land between Altcar Lane and Shaw Brook Road, Leyland
Proposed new housing: Land between Altcar Lane and Shaw Brook Road, Leyland
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An action group has been formed to fight plans for a new housing development near Worden Park in Leyland.

South Ribble MP Lorraine Fullbrook has joined forces with residents who will be ‘badly affected’ by a potential plan to build around 430 homes on land between Altcar Lane and Shaw Brook Road.

Under South Ribble Council’s Local Development Framework document (LDF), the site has been allocated for new housing within the next 15 years.

No firm plans have been put forward yet, but people have until August 15 to submit their views on any of the ideas in the document.

MP Fullbrook said: “We have formed the South Leyland Residents Action Group to fight these potential plans.

“People feel they will be badly affected by any development on this site, and access and traffic movements are the main issues worrying people.

“The site is surrounded by a lot of side lanes.”

She added: “It will have an effect on people living as far away as Slater Lane and Fox Lane, so I’ve advised each single person to write a letter about their views on this. I’m helping them pull together to fight against something they don’t want.

“We’ll see what comes out at the end of this public consultation, and will hold a residents’ meeting sometime in September hopefully, to move things forward further.”

If a housing estate is built there, the LDF says that financial contributions from the developer will be put towards improving and extending nearby Worden Park.

This will introduce new car parking facilities, cycle paths and footpaths, drainage works, restoration of the fountain in the formal gardens, improvements to the sports pitches, and resurfacing works.

- For more information about how to make a representation on any of the LDF proposals, Click here