The future looks bright for Chorley with major improvement projects set for this year
2021 is set to be the year several major improvement projects across the borough come to life.
This comes following the council's commitment to look ahead past the pandemic and to plan for the future of the borough; delivering continued investment in making Chorley a better place to work, live and play.
Having allocated investment in the upcoming budget and with significant government funding for key projects, Chorley is set be to in a fantastic position to recover from the economic challenges brought upon by the covid-19 pandemic.
Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council said, "While the response to the covid-19 pandemic has been a priority to the council, we never lost sight of the future and we are committed to make sure that the borough can recover from the pandemic's impacts.
"With our balanced budget - which puts investment into making Chorley a better place to live, work and visit - we can make sure we can be resilient against the uncertainly of the future.
"All of the projects we have on-going this year will see a raft of improvements to the health and wellbeing of our residents, while increasing the borough's commercial and tourism offers.
"It's really an exciting time for Chorley and I look forward to seeing the projects come to life."
Key projects include:
- Westway Playing Fields - a new £2.2m sports hub
- New GP surgery and Whittle-le-woods
- Tatton Gardens extra care facility development on Eaves Lane with GP surgery along with recreation ground
- Development of the Alker Lane business and industrial hub in Euxton
- Programme of renovations to Astley Hall
Councillor Bradley continued, "These longer-term investments have come from listening to our residents about what they want to see from the borough moving forward.
"We all want Chorley to be a vibrant place to be, to have better healthcare facilities, to be making the most of our sporting facilities and helping to create new jobs.
"I'm delighted that with these projects, all of these aspirations can be delivered.
"The projects will also help to generate income so we can continue to deliver excellent services despite the challenges we've faced.
Two of the five projects, Tatton Gardens Extra Care facility and Alker lane business and industrial hub have been part funded by the Lancashire Getting Building Fund from Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and HM Government's Northern Powerhouse.
David Taylor CBE DL, Chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, said: "I'm pleased that funding from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership's Getting Building Fund is helping to drive growth, create new jobs and unlock the economic potential of Chorley."
Keep up to date with the projects on chorley.gov.uk and the council's social channels.