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Chisnall Hall, Coppull, Chorley

Chisnall Hall, Coppull, Chorley

Client: Chorley Council
Final Value: £18,000
Start Date: Jun 2018
Status: Aug 2018


Chisnall Hall is a former colliery site close to Coppull Moor, Coppull, Chorley.

In 1994 the site was opened to the public by Lancashire County Council, and today the site is managed by the Council and covers approx. 55 hectares.

The site is currently used for grazing and has been split into 10 fields with woodland planting around most of the field boundaries.

CCNW completed a wide range of new footpaths and drainage improvements and new access structures linking with existing Public Rights of Way networks around the former Colliery site and worked closely with the client to quickly implement a coherent plan.

CCNW Solution

CCNW’s solution was the construction of 1,116m of new footpaths using recycled stone material. In addition, a 120m new drainage ditch was created along with the installation of new metal kissing gates and tractor access to the site allowing tractors and mowers on to the site by local farmers and LCC vehicles.

The site is a well-known local beauty spot which has been enhanced to provide stunning views over the area. The site had limited access requiring all works to be carefully planned to maintain the existing public access as well as reducing the impact on the existing habitats.

The new section of footpaths connects to existing woodland walks, meadows and ponds along with the remains of the former colliery site, part of Lancashire’s industrial heritage.

CCNW produced method statements demonstrating how the work would be carried out safely whilst minimising disturbance to the habitat and wildlife. CCNW was able to undertake an ecological walkover survey and Preliminary Ecological Appraisal to check for protected species prior to carrying out the works.

Special Features

Footpath improvement works
Resurfacing works
Drainage improvement works


Footpath improvement works
Access for all
Reinstatement and construction
Preliminary Ecological Appraisal

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