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  • Chorley Labour Opposes Pear Tree Lane Development

    Chorley Labour supports local residents in objecting to the proposed housing development on green field land in Euxton.

    The fight to stop the unwanted housing development on Pear Tree Lane continues. Local Labour politicians recently attended the planning inquiry regarding the appeal by Gladman Developments against the council’s decision to refuse outline planning permission for up to 165 dwellings on land between Pear Tree Lane and School Lane in Euxton.

    Danny Gee, Tommy Gray Matt Lynch and Gillian Sharples have all registered their complete opposition to this development, which Chorley Council planning committee rejected earlier this year, as it went against our borough plan.

    We were also deeply disappointed that Lancashire County Council Highways have withdrawn their support for residents despite sending a letter as late as June 2017 stating that they would be supporting residents in objecting to this development.

    Cllr Gee stated, "I am particularly disappointed that our local Conservative County Councillor Mr Riggott has failed to convince his colleagues in County Hall and Westminster that this unnecessary application should not be opposed fully and that unfortunately he is letting down residents who have been very vocal in their opposition to this site."

    He continued "Chorley is already delivering housing numbers way in excess of any other part of Lancashire and we have over 7 years of housing supply in front of us on planned sites in the area. To develop yet more housing puts pressures on schools, doctors and other vital local services and Chorley and the villages of Euxton, Astley Village and Buckshaw are being left to fight this battle alone in the face of a Conservative government that has ripped up local plans and a County Council that that it appears that residents cannot rely on."



    Please be assured your local Labour Team will continue to support residents and oppose this development at every turn, and we now await the planning inspector verdict on the hearing.

  • Save Chorley A&E campaign

    We continue to campaign for a 24/7 A&E department at Chorley Hospital.

    Local Labour MP, Lindsay Hoyle and Chorley Labour members and councillors are campaigning every week to achieve a full 24 hours a day, 7 days a week A&E department at Chorley Hospital.

    Rain or shine, you will see Chorley Labour members and elected officials outside the hospital campaigning on behalf of the people of Chorley. Come and join us or follow our campaign on social media.

  • Chorley Goes Live!

    Thousands of people enjoyed a weekend of live entertainment in Chorley as the fifth Chorley Live met huge success.​

    Thousands of people enjoyed a weekend of live entertainment in Chorley as the fifth Chorley Live met huge success.


    Over 10,000 people of all ages attended the reputable two night event in Lancashire and enjoyed music of every genre from jazz to rock in venues ranging from pubs and restaurants to a sweet shop, a bank and a library.


    The event, which is organised by Chorley Council and the Creative Network, saw more than 236 live performances across 30 venues.


    Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, said: “Chorley Live yet again proved to be a fantastic weekend. We had so many wonderful comments from people all over the North West and further afield who came to enjoy the unique music event."

    “Events like this are just one of the many things we’re doing to improve our town centre and make it a place people want to come and visit on a regular basis."

    “It’s given a real boost to the night-time economy and it is so great to see how people can come together and enjoy what Chorley has to offer.”





    The event saw members of the community come together with both businesses and performers positively shocked by the turn out as visitors enjoyed the array of entertainment on offer. Many reported that it was one of the busiest weekends they could remember with visitors having to queue at some of the venues.


    Nigel Stewart, of The Creative Network, and who created the ‘Live’ concept said he was overwhelmed by the success of this year’s event.

    “To have so many people coming into Chorley town centre over two nights is just amazing,” he said.

    “Each year succeeds the last and I must pay tribute to the team of volunteers, the performers and the venues who all work tremendously hard to make the event happen."

    “The acts were again of a terrific standard and it’s just mind-blowing what we could achieve in future years.”

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