PLANS have been submitted for 243 new energy efficient homes in Pendle, Lancashire, to help meet local housing needs and support first-time buyers.
Homebuilder Northstone, part of Peel L&P, has applied to Pendle Council to build its second development at Trough Laithe, west of Barrowford, where an outline planning permission for up to 500 homes was granted in 2017.
The latest plans propose a mix of new homes on the southern half of the site with access to be taken from Riverside Drive in line with the outline planning consent.
Homes will range from two-bed cottages to four-bed properties to suit families, first-time buyers and downsizers. Furthermore, 20% of the development (49 homes) will be earmarked for “affordable” housing needs.
Northstone was launched in October 2018. Its Trough Laithe scheme will complement the surrounding countryside and improve pedestrian routes and cycleways for the existing community. Pocket parks, mature landscaping and natural play features will also create a sense of community and attract a range of wildlife to the development and surrounding countryside.
Phil Wilson, Northstone’s chief executive said: “Our vision is to create high-quality homes that are beautifully and carefully designed inside and out with community and the environment at their heart.
“Our proposals for Trough Laithe set out to do just this while helping to meeting local housing demand and taking the surrounding countryside into consideration.
“We also plan to contribute to improving local transport services including pedestrian and cycle routes at the Riverside Way roundabout junction.”
Northstone is currently on site to build 150 homes at its first development in Westhoughton, Bolton with homes available to purchase from spring this year.
Main Image: CGIs of Northstone’s house types taken from the homebuilder’s Westhoughton development.