Sent: 15 July 2014 21:11
Mr D & I O'Malley,
Re :Cowling Farm Gypsy
And Traveller Preferred
having resided in the cowling area for over 10 years we are concerned with the
lack of consultation and information with regards to the proposed site for the Gypsy and Traveller
community. Having moved to the Cowling area for the picturesque views, quiet location and
community environment we feel that this is now under threat and therefore we object to the
Chorley Planning proposal to use Cowling Farm as their preferred site for the Gypsy/Traveller
community for the following reasons:
Although several sites have been identified, Chorley planning report appears to be biased
towards the Cowling site compared to other sites and we feel that the assessments completed on
all sites are not up to date information in relation to bus service, education, traffic and also
conflictions in relation to green belt.
We strongly recommend that Chorley planning review there processes and procedures and look to
sites more suitable for the Gypsy/Travelling community on existing brown field sites and or more
accessible sites with nearby facilities that fit the criteria.
D & I O'Malley
Sent: 151u1y 2014 22:17
Subject: Gypsy, Traveller &Travelling Show People Preferred Options Documen
Please see my comments regarding the potential Gypsy, Traveller &Travelling Show People Preferred
Options Document and the Yarrow Bridge, Bolton Road, Chorley PR7 4AB.
believe the Bolton Road Site is unsuitable for the following reasons:-
1. A bus stop is located directly in front of the entrance to the site. This will cause issues regarding traffic if a
bus is blocking the entrance and a vehicle is turning into the site. Due to the increase in house building in the
area the traffic has considerably increased during peak hours it is not uncommon for traffic to be backed up
from Chorley or from Heath Charnock so any additional traffic will have an adverse effect.
Due to the bus stop also being located near two schools it could increase the possibility of an accident as the
site access will be in use at all times.
2. The site is on Green Belt land which should be preserved as per Government guidelines.
3. There has been three large housing developments off Little Carr Lane, Pilling Lane &off Myles Standish
Way. This has increased the demand on local services especially the primary schools which are already over
4. Due to the sites location to the river further developments could increase the possibility of flooding
hope you take my comments into consideration.
From: Graeme Wright <
Sent: 15 July 2014 22:52
Subject: Objections to Travellers site @Crosse Hall Lane
would ask for the following are taken into consideration for the proposed travellers site at Crosse Hall
1. This land is actually on Howarth Road rather than Crosse Hall Lane.
2. The land is almost half the size of the stated minimum size required (0.4 hectares), and would
require a second site in order to meet the minimum 5 households - at additional cost to the council
3. The site would not be in-keeping with the Iocal street scene, and would be visible from the road.
4. Should this site be used, it would not allow any future expansion of St James' Primary School, which
understand is nearing over capacity - as schools are not allowed to build on their playing fields.
5. The road is very busy - especially at school time, causing a danger to pedestrians and other road
users. This additional building will increase traffic volume.
6. The cost of this site is prohibitively expensive, in comparison to the preferred Cowling Farm site.
7. The consultation has not taken place in a fair manner to existing residents living in surrounding
areas to proposed sites. Residents have not been informed directly by letter. One article has
appeared in local press, and the planning documents have not been placed in a prominent position
on the council website. This has limited our opportunity to investigate our options and legal
position, and to respond within the allotted consultation period.
8. The site is located on an unadopted road - it is therefore not in control of the council, and it being
maintained at the cost of the local Morris homes development. This additional traffic will cause
wear and tear (especially given the size and weight of a large caravan. The expense of repairs
would be borne by local Morris homes residents until such a time as the Council is in a position to
adopt the road. As residents, we have no control over this travellers' development, and the type of
vehicles that will be used on the site. In addition, this road is not gritted and therefore is likely to
be unsafe in winter conditions, for private cars, let alone large caravans and mobile homes.
9. The existing Rivington View site has only one access road (Howarth Road), leading to circa 200
homes. Should this be blocked for any reason, this causes a real safety problem, given the size of
the vehicles which could use the road. We have particular concerns regarding access for emergency
and refuse vehicles.
10. The palisade fencing will not screen the proposed travellers' development from view. Given that
this would be a highly visible site from the road, it would be not in keeping with the local
surroundings and street scene.
From: BURTON MACLEOD
Sent: 15 July 2014 22:47
Subject: Chorley local plan - Gypsy, traveller Preferred Options
I would like to oppose the planned consideration of using the Former Depot at Yarrow Bridge,
Bolton Road, Chorley PR7 4AB on the grounds that the proposed site is within the Greenbelt and is
in an area of natural beauty and wildlife. The erection or allowance of any habitation would put this a
risk and would not be in keeping with the local area.
I would also like to object on the grounds of the increased disruption that this site would cause to one
of the main arterial routes into Chorley. The new lights at Myles Standish Way have already created
traffic flow problems particularly at rush hour, and should this site be selected together with the road
widening and carriageway crossings being suggested by the highways agency it would compound the
problem and adversely affect the traffic flow. Coupled with this, having a site entrance in close
proximity to a bus stop, given the size of the vehicles entering the site, would create a hazard to
anyone alighting the bus at this location.
I believe that on these grounds this site should be removed from the list of proposed locations.
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From: Heather Laughton
Sent: 15 July 2014 23:04
Subject: Objection to proposed permanent gypsy and traveller site on Cross Hall
Dear sir/ madam,
am a resident of the rivington view estate chorley. It has recently come to my attention that there are a
number of proposed gypsy /traveller sites in my local area.
am therefore emailing you to express my objection to the proposed permeant gypsy and traveller site on
cross hall lane, chorley for the following reasons:
the site does not appear to provide the required size to support the gypsy /traveller community as
requested e.g. Regarding accommodating size of pitches /trailers; the site is attached directly to a school
preventing expansion requirements considering the increase of potential attendees from the rivington view
estate; road safety may bean issue considering the access road is currently unadopted, especially at peak
times when parents drop /pick up children from school.
believe that the alternative proposed sites provide more satisfactory accommodation than the one on cross
hall lane e.g. Cabbage hall fields, cowling farm and yarrow bridge depot (if removed from the Green Belt)
and should therefore be considered for development.
Sent from my iPad
Chorley Local Plan 2012-2026
~~~~~~~Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople
Preferred Options (June 2014)
C o u n c~ 1
Representation Form G TI$(~
Official use only
4 JUNE to 16 JULY 2014
Chorley Council is seeking comments on the Council's preferred location for the provision of a minimum of 5 permanent Gypsy
and Traveller pitches (Chorley Local Plan 2012-2026). The Council has also considered and discounted a number of
alternative sites and welcomes views on these. A Schedule of Proposed Further Modifications which includes a proposed
policy on Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Shopwpeople (Policy HS11) to the Local Pla