New homes planned for Padiham factory site

Plans for sheltered accommodation on a former Padiham factory site have been scrapped in favour of nearly 80 new homes.

Developers have axed plans to build houses for pensioners on the old Riley’s Snooker site over lack of demand.

New homes that have been built on land at the junction of Green Lane and Station Road.

New homes that have been built on land at the junction of Green Lane and Station Road.

Now Renaissance Ltd, the firm behind the development, has submitted a planning application to build new family homes on the site between Station Road and Green Lane.

Already 43 homes have been given the go ahead and a number of three-bedroom town houses on the Calder Green development have been build and are on the market for around £100,000.

But if plans are given the green light by Burnley Council’s Development Control Committee the 5.5 acre site along the Padiham Greenway could be filled with around 120 new properties.

A spokesman for the firm said: “Renaissance (Padiham) Ltd does not intend to proceed with the development of later phases of the development approved under planning permission as there is insufficient demand for the elderly persons sheltered housing scheme whilst the development of the employment uses is not viable.

“Instead, Renaissance (Padiham) Ltd intends to proceed with the phased development of an entirely residential scheme

on the balance of the Station Road site.”

The firm is bidding for full planning permission for 39 houses and outline permission for another 38 properties in two further phases.

The blueprints include a number of one and two bedroom flats as well as two, three and four bedroom homes.

Plans to include retail or employment space on the development site were abandoned earlier in the process because developers said it was not viable.