EIGHT houses are going to be built on land surrounding Burnley’s historic Coal Clough House.
Members of Burnley Council’s Development Control Committee approved the plans which come eight months after an application to turn the former pub into a nursery was granted.
Work is still being undertaken on the main disused 17th Century building and this latest approval will see two detached four-bedroom, four detached three-bedroom and one pair of semi-detached three-bedroom properties built on the land.
The application has been amended twice since it was first submitted with the number of proposed houses reduced from 14 to 10 and then from 10 to eight.
The semi-detached houses will reflect the style and scale of the existing cottage on the site while the four detached houses will be in-keeping with Coal Clough House.
A number of trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order have already been felled without consent and Coun. Roger Frost said it was imperative to ensure that the replanting of these trees took place.
He also added: “If there is an opportunity to do something on this land though it should definitely be taken.”