Part of a new housing development has been turned over to affordable homes for people in Chorley keen to get a foot on the property ladder Eleven affordable homes have been built as part of a new housing estate called The Meadows on the site of the former Waggon and Horses pub in Chapel Lane, Coppull.

The two-bedroom houses are available for people to either rent or to buy, thanks to a partnership between the council, Chorley Community Housing (CCH) and developer Arley Homes.

Councillor Peter Malpas, who oversees housing at Chorley said: “It’s important that families and young people who want to live in their own home can afford to do so and we do everything we can to help them to get on the property ladder.”

Seven of the new properties to rent have already been allocated to people from the council’s housing waiting list, and will be managed by CCH.

The remaining four are being offered for sale through shared ownership or a new scheme called Rent to Homebuy which is aimed at people struggling to save a deposit to buy their first home.

The new scheme gives them the opportunity to live in the house they want to buy, paying less than the average market rent, for up to three years so they can save for a deposit to buy the house through the shared ownership scheme.

Last year the council and its partners provided 107 affordable homes through both refurbishment and new developments.