Chorley Conveyancers diligently research conservation areas

In March 2010, our licensed Conveyancer in Chorley, Katie Clark, acted on the transfer for Mrs J in buying a freehold property in Liverpool Old Road, Much Hoole Preston, Lancashire.  

A right of way was revealed in the office copies supplied by the Land Registry.  Our Conveyancing Lawyer in Chorley ensured that the right of way was used without interruption and without causing a nuisance to the registered proprietors.  

Negotiations were aided by the estate agent, Moving Works Longton branch covering Chorley area, who managed to secure the sale price of £174, 000.  The sale agreement was without complication and the mortgage was approved without delay.  The stamp duty of 1% was paid by the purchaser as per the sale agreement.  

The property falls within the local administrative area of Chorley council who have been awarded beacon status for 2009-2010 being better outcomes for people in the area.  Chorley is surrounded by beautiful scenery and planning department of Chorley council consider the environment a very important factor, encouraging its residents to recycle correctly and even have a carbon footprint calculator on their website.  

Although this is a very attractive focus for many residents in the area, there is a downside that comes with the restrictions and planning principles that can affect properties in the area and need to be considered when purchasing a property. There are nine conservation areas in Chorley where it is not uncommon to have tree preservation orders or the buildings may be listed. These areas include:-


  • Abbey Village 
  • Bretherton
  • Brindle
  • Croston
  • Rivington
  • St Georges 
  • St Laurences 
  • White Coppice 
  • Withnell Fold


It was therefore imperative for the Conveyancing Solicitor in Chorley to examine documentation carefully and be very thorough with the searches to ensure there were no restrictions on this property that could affect Mrs J in the future.  Katie Clark was diligent in her quest to uncover any restriction that was imposed on the aforementioned property.   Fortunately there were no tree preservation orders and the building held no restrictions leading to a successful transfer in time for Spring.