New housing estate will be secured by electric gates

The former Burrows Grass Machinery on Wigan Road
The former Burrows Grass Machinery on Wigan Road

Plans have been submitted to transform a former machinary plant into housing.

The former Burrows grass machinery site, on Wigan Road, could be turned into an estate of 14, two-storey, four and five-bedroomed houses.

The application has been submitted by Eccleston Homes Limited.

Burrows left the site a number of years ago and local residents say it has since turned into an “eyesore.”

Should Chorley Council agree to the application, work will start on the site in 2015.

Kevin Marren, managing director of Eccleston Homes, said: “We are excited about the plans, we have submitted a detailed planning application for 14 houses.

“The development is accessed via a private road off Wigan Road secured by electric gates.”