PLANS are in motion to build nearly 100 new homes in Accrington.

This has come about after UK-wide developer Countryside acquired the proposed site of the new homes on Ribblesdale Avenue, close to Accrington Cricket Club from Lancashire County Council.

The development will be made up of 97 new homes with a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses, with 50 set to be up for sale and the other 47 to be rented by the developer’s partner Sigma Capital.

Countryside managing director Mark Hadfield said: “By partnering with Sigma Capital, we will be able to bring this development forward at pace, whilst offering two different tenure options; for buyers looking to purchase their own home, and those wishing to rent a high quality property.

“Ribblesdale Place will not only provide much needed new homes for Accrington but, perhaps more importantly during these challenging times, job opportunities and a positive, local economic impact.”

The new homes on Ribblesdale Place will mark Countryside's first housing scheme in Accrington.

The company says that the new homes will feature open-plan living spaces, private gardens, French doors, and skylight windows and that the site will also retain all existing trees and shrubbery.

Mr Hadfield hopes that the new housing can be developed in partnership with the local community.

He said: “We are very much looking forward to working with the local community and introducing them to the Countryside brand and our beautiful homes.”

The site stretches over 6.2 acres with the county council granting planning permission for the homes on the condition that the developer sets aside a contribution £57,000 to environmental improvements to the northern woodland area.

Countryside is now in the process of appointing contractors and plans to begin working building the houses over the next few weeks.

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