PEOPLE keen to get a foot on the property ladder now have the chance thanks to a new development with low cost homes.

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 Chorley Council and its social housing partners Chorley Community Housing (CCH) and Adactus Housing Group, 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.

The remaining four are being offered for sale by Adactus either through shared ownership or a new scheme called Rent to Homebuy.