Burscough Action Group has been formed to ensure that the opinions of Burscough people are heard by WLBC in preparing its Local Plan. The plan proposes 1000 houses and industrial units on green belt at Yew Tree Farm on Higgins Lane joining the village to the industrial estate and to the hamlet of New Lane. The site is half the size of Burscough (area outlined in red). A further 350 houses will be built around Burscough (where is not yet specified) and 250 South of Burscough on green belt at Grove Farm, closing the gap between Burscough and the town of Ormskirk. The proposal includes provision to build 60 houses on green belt at Red Cat Lane. All in addition to approved ongoing developments.