Work starts on controversial Briercliffe homes

Primrose Mill sod cutting

Primrose Mill sod cutting

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A sod-cutting ceremony has marked the start of a controversial development to build 60 new affordable homes in Briercliffe.

Social housing contractor Ring Stones Maintenance and Construction broke the ground on the £6m. Primrose Mill development in an event attended by Lesley Burrows, chairman of the board at Calico Homes, and pupils from Sir John Thursby Community College in Eastern Avenue, Burnley.

Planning permission for the development was granted at Burnley Council’s Development Control Committee in October despite 200 people packing a community meeting in June to voice their concerns.