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Case studies - Buckshaw Village, Chorley

A former munitions factory, this 324ha site is being redeveloped into a mixed use urban village.

A former munitions factory, this 324ha site is being redeveloped into a mixed use urban village. A key component of this transformation has been the creation of a new structural landscape framework following extensive remediation operations. The parameters of this framework have been established by local planning policy, a development brief set out by Chorley Borough Council and South Ribble Borough Council and the original conceptual masterplan. The framework is designed to fulfil a wide range of functions including formal and informal recreation, integration with surrounding rural greenbelt land, nature conservation, surface water and drainage management, shelter and screening, and providing a high quality setting for the development and associated transport corridors. The retention, planting and management of trees and woodland has been central to these functions, particularly as the site benefits from established tree cover, including ancient woodland designated as a Biological Heritage Site.