Residents see plans for 100 new homes in Daneshouse and Stoneyholme

Residents attend one of the consulation events for new homes developments planned by Gleeson Homes (s)
Residents attend one of the consulation events for new homes developments planned by Gleeson Homes (s)

RESIDENTS living near proposed new housing developments in Burnley got the chance to find out more about the plans at a series of consultations.

The events, which took place in community buildings in Daneshouse and Stoneyholme, attracted more than 120 residents, business representatives and councillors all keen to learn more about the three planned sites in Oswald Street, Abel Street and New Hall Street.

The developments will see the transformation of three derelict sites bring more than 100 new homes to the area.

Gleeson will be submitting a planning application to the council in the coming weeks and between October 10th and 14th residents are invited to view the application and obtain further information on the housing schemes at The Participation Works, 51 Daneshouse Road.

Sarah Mardsen, sales director for Gleeson Homes, said: “We had a very positive response from all the residents and businesses that attended the events.

“There were no objections. People appeared to be really enthusiastic about the prospect of new homes and development in the area.”

The new homes will be a mixture of two, three and four-bedroomed semi-detached and detached properties.

Coun. Shah Hussain, who attended one of the events said: “After years of campaigning for houses to be built for sale to the local community, Gleeson has come forward with a wonderful development, which meets the needs of the community, I look forward to the first houses to be built.”