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    Market Walk Extension Gets Go-Ahead

    £17 million investment will help town thrive says Labour Council Leader

    Labour controlled Chorley Council has given the green light for construction work to begin on the Market Walk Extension in the Town.


    The plans which include a cinema and new businesses, such as M&S, opening in the town centre as part of a £17million investment by the Council, aim to make Chorley it fit to face the future and strengthen the local economy.


    Preparation work, including the re-modelling of the Flat Iron car park, has been taking place for the last few months and now the first foundations are about to be dug as the building work begins.


    The plans were opposed by local Conservative councillors who refused to support this major town centre revitalisation programme.


    Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council, said: “It’s important we’re now starting to see changes taking place in the town centre as we’ve got to be able to compete with neighbouring towns and cities to ensure our town centre continues to thrive.


    “Having a strong town centre is vital to the success and prosperity of the whole borough and we continue to see footfall in Chorley buck the national trend of decline and the move of the Flat Iron market into the shopping streets seems to be benefitting shoppers and businesses alike as her in Chorley shopper numbers are increasing.


    “Not only will the development make Chorley more attractive to shoppers it will also develop the leisure offer, which is central to the success of any town centre going forward.


    “That is why I am extremely disappointed that the Conservatives have refused to support this plan and then made it even worse by publishing erroneous and deliberately misleading facts about the scheme. As a result we have unfortunately been forced to report these blatant falsehoods to the council’s legal officer and it is sad to see local politics dragged down to this level.


    “It was quite clear from the meeting that local Chorley Conservatives have no ambition or vision for the town centre and wish to see political dogma takes precedence over the interests of our town and its residents.”

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