Move to build 100 homes near Accrington town centre
MORE than 100 homes will be built in Accrington, if planners give the go-ahead.
The proposals for 103 homes on land south of Blackburn Road, between Leyland Street and Barlow Street, are expected to be approved at a council meeting on Wednesday.
The two, three and four-bedroom homes would be a mix of mews, semi-detached and detached houses, built where terrace houses once stood.
A total of 84 homes would be sold on the market, while 20 affordable houses for social renting are also planned, documents show.
There would be 17 two-bedroom houses, eight of which will be social rented, 61 three-bedroom homes, 12 of which will be social rented, and 14 four-bedroom houses.
More than 208 car parking spots would also service the new homes.
Officers at Hyndburn Council said, in a report to go before the planning committee, that the scheme ‘will add to the overall quality of the area, not just for the short-term but for the lifetime of the development’.
The report added: “The scheme now successfully responds to the local character and history and reflects the identity of local surroundings and materials as far as possible, whilst adding a modern twist.
“An appropriate number of affordable homes are provided within the development and they have been ‘pepper potted’ throughout the site, which is welcomed.
“Given the above, officers ... recommend approval of planning permission.”
Leader of the opposition at Hyndburn Council, Coun Peter Britcliffe, said: “It helps contribute to the total regeneration of that area, and well help to complete the which project I started as leader of the council 12 years ago.
“I think it’s going to help first-time buyers, and it’s important that a fifth are affordable, and it’s a part of Accrington that needed regeneration, so it’s good to see these plans go forward.”
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