22 new homes plan given the green light

Computer image of Calico's new homes which will be built on land in Blannel Street and Pomfret Street (s)
Computer image of Calico's new homes which will be built on land in Blannel Street and Pomfret Street (s)

Twenty-two new affordable homes are set to be built in Burnley after the development was given the go-ahead by councillors.

Members of Burnley Borough Council’s Development Control Committee backed the plans by housing association Calico for two three-bedroom houses, 14 two-bedroom houses and six two-bedroom bungalows on land in Pomfret Street and Blannel Street.

Work will start this month on the project, in South-West Burnley, which follows the completion of the Primrose Mill development in Briercliffe.

It is the latest in Calico’s Affordable Homes and Refurbishment Programme, which aims to build 463 new homes by March 2019, as well as refurbishing its existing housing stock across Burnley and Padiham.

Building work will be carried out by Burnley-based Ring Stones Maintenance and Construction Limited, creating a number of jobs and apprenticeships.

There will be large gardens to the rear of the properties which will be accessed by a short alley from the main alley that will be gated for security. Developers said there will be a “green heart of private gardens”.

Wendy Malone, Calico’s Group head of development, said: “Providing high quality affordable accommodation for local people, and the jobs that come with developing new homes, is a priority for Calico and our partners at Ring Stones.

“We are pleased with the council’s decision, and are now looking forward to starting work on this much needed development.”

The site has been vacant since terraced homes were demolished in 2007 and 2011. It was previously two-storey housing arranged back to back with properties in Accrington Road and Dean Street.

People who are interested in renting these properties should call 01282 686 458.