More people are being given the chance to have their say on plans for housing in Chorley town centre with an extra exhibition being held today, Wednesday.

Chorley Council is currently part way through a five-week consultation asking for people’s views on the new Town Centre Masterplan, the first phase of which includes proposals to create homes in Fleet Street and Gillibrand Street.

As part of the consultation, there have already been two exhibitions staffed by council officers so people can ask questions and see the plans, and now an additional staffed exhibition is being held on Wednesday, May 28 from 6pm to 7pm at the former Connexions unit on Market Street.

Lesley-Ann Fenton, Chorley Council’s director of partnerships, planning and policy, said: “We’ve had two daytime exhibitions already, but not everyone can get along during the day, so we’re opening it up again from 6pm to 7pm next Wednesday and would like to invite anyone interested in the plans to come along and have a look.”

The town centre masterplan was produced to give the council a structured long-term plan of how to adapt the town centre to the changing habits of residents and visitors.

The first phase of this has identified areas for development to bring new housing back to the town centre.

The current proposals could involve building up to 40 two and three storey terraced houses and an apartment block on the Fleet Street car parks, or alternatively an extra care housing development for the elderly on the southern end of Fleet Street.

On Gillibrand Street, office space could be converted into housing or apartments, plus additional terraced housing or apartments, and there’s the possibility of converting the old hospital and council offices into apartments.