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Nell Lane Trees Under Threat

Chair - Kitty Frances
Kitty Frances at Nell Lane
Kitty Speakman has been raising awareness of the potential loss of these trees

A developer has submitted plans to remove hedgerow lining Nell Lane. Kitty Speakman has been working to make residents aware of the destructive plans.

The plans are to provide access to a new housing development, which could be provided from other nearby residential roads.

“Nell lane is used by many locals as access to Cuerden Valley and it is teaming with wildlife.” says Kitty.

“The lane is barely wide enough for 2 cars and has no footpath so is not suitable for access to a development of 115 houses. We’ve been in touch with Chorley Borough Council to raise our concerns over the loss of habitat, safety issues and potential pollution increase in this local rural area.”

If you would like to help us protect these trees please post an objection through the council website before the 25th May. We have included a template letter which you are welcome to use.

If you’d like to help us protect these trees please post an objection through the council website –

Application no: 20/00377/FULMAJ

Download our template objection letter below:

10 thoughts on “Nell Lane Trees Under Threat

    1. Hi Gillian,

      Please go to, search for application number 20/00377/FULMAJ and fill in an objection. You’ll need to create an acount on the Council website to do this. Then you can put your objection in your own words, or feel free to download our template (linked in the article) and use as much or little of that as you like.

      All the best

      Andy HR

  1. Thank you. This is a beloved place to us and I have posted and objection on the Council website. My Husband will do this also.

    1. Great to hear you and your husband have objected. Please do share with anyone else you know who may be interested!

    1. Hi Edwin

      Thanks for your question, we discussed it at our meeting last night.
      The case has loads of documents associated with it, so rather than give you answers that may not be correct its best to contact the Case Officer
      Mr Iain Crossland
      Case Officer
      Civic Offices
      Union Street
      Chorley PR7 1AL
      By email:

      Hope this helps

  2. Hi all
    The planning committee approved Redrow’s application for 4 houses on land adjoining Nell Lane last night. Whilst this isn’t a direct threat for Nell Lane I did voice a concern at the meeting that it may trigger another application to gain access on to Nell Lane and the associated problems this would cause. The application was 20/00164/FUL.Please keep checking on the planning portal for any more applications that may arise either by Redrow or Monaco .
    Sarah Elsy, Cuerden.

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