500 new homes planned to bring new life to South West Burnley

SOUTH WEST BURNLEY AREA: Homes being demolished.'Photo Ben Parsons
SOUTH WEST BURNLEY AREA: Homes being demolished.'Photo Ben Parsons

A MASSIVE development of 500 new homes could be built to help inject new life into an area of South-West Burnley.

Keepmoat Homes, responsible for Pennine View in Accrington Road and Towneley Gardens in Branch Road, has announced plans to build a mixture of housing off Smirthwaite Street.

The scheme, supported by town hall bosses and which will be called Pendle View, will replace existing rows of Victorian terraces and work is expected to start soon.

Keepmoat said 25 properties will be built in the first phase with more to be constructed once land becomes available.

The project, involving social housing provider Harvest Housing Group, has been praised by community leaders.

Coun. Roger Frost, Burnley Council’s Executive member for regeneration, said: “We’re delighted Keepmoat has committed to a further development in the town, which will mark great progress in the regeneration of this area.

“The Pennine View development has made a real impact in South-West Burnley and shown our on-going commitment to making the town a place people want to live, work and visit. I will look forward to seeing the development of these homes take place and further shape the changing face of Burnley.”

Mr Ian Fletcher, Keepmoat Homes land and partnership manager in the North-West, added: “This scheme forms the second phase of the transformation of South West Burnley which could eventually see the development of up to 500 new family homes in the locality. The aim is to radically improve the housing offer to people in Pennine Lancashire and bring new investment, jobs and opportunity to communities there.”

The affordable homes, which will be available for sale, shared ownership and to rent will include a mix of two, three and four-bedroomed family homes.