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Green Light Given for Transformation of Botany Bay

Planning for the redevelopment of Botany Bay has been approved by Chorley Council. The plans involve creating a brand new shopping destination for the North West known as the Botany Bay Outlet Village scheme.

The redevelopment of the 37 hectares of land split by the Leeds to Liverpool canal includes 30,000 sq ft of retail outlet space as well as 288 homes and land designated for employment uses.

The plans also include detail on Botany Bay’s rich industrial heritage, with the intention to refurbish the iconic Victorian cotton mill on site, which will sit at the heart of the mixed-use development.

A spokesperson for FI Real Estate Management, said: “The reinvention of Botany Bay has been in the planning for a number of years and this approval brings to fruition a great deal of work to create a masterplan that blends premium outlet retail, quality housing and valuable employment uses.

“Botany Bay has a rich heritage and we have put the site’s industrial history at the heart of the designs for this truly unique development. Our vision is to create a flagship outlet shopping destination for the North West, which not only attracts visitors to the area, but more importantly creates jobs, and acts as a catalyst for  further investment for Chorley and the borough. Receiving planning approval is a huge testament to this vision and we very much look forward to bringing it to life.”

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