Plans to construct glamping pods next to the Liverpool–Leeds Canal (England) and just yards away from the grounds of a primary school have been submitted to Chorley Borough Council.
According to a report, the proposal submitted by Basharat Khan could bring new life to a building that is now abandoned, situated opposite White Bear Waterside and Marina in Adlington.
The glamping pods would be constructed on land further along the canal to enhance the project’s viability.
In addition to being bordered by the water and Park Road, the proposed site is also situated right next to the Adlington Primary School’s playground.
The application declares that the long eastern boundary is with the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, which is the reason for the former lock keeper’s family home and curtilage, now sadly in disrepair, and this recreational/tourist development proposal is to breathe new life into it.
“Community expectations are for something to be done with the current dilapidation of a prominent building for users of the canal towpath and marina opposite.”
According to the proposal, the development will contribute to the local economy and heritage revival. It also declares that parking problems could be addressed by using the facilities at the nearby pub.
“The proposal is an imaginative means to beneficial reuse and hence the retention of the building of local interest, by applicant investment within the scope of policies that in turn require flexible application to achieve a sustainable development, that could stimulate regeneration of this locality focused upon canal use.”