“The housing market in Pendle is on the up,” announced Councillor Asjad Mahmood who leads on housing at Pendle Borough Council.
“Our aim to provide a great range of housing choice right across Pendle is becoming a reality,” he said.
“We’re working in different parts of our district to make sure Pendle is a great place to live and for families to put down roots,” explained Leader of the Council, Councillor Mohammed Iqbal.
“Pendle has several new housing sites well underway and others nearing completion, with a total development value of over £50 million,” he said.
“We’re experiencing an upsurge in planning applications, too,” added Councillor Iqbal.
“And completion of new houses went up by 48% last year and that is expected to rise to 84% this year.
Pendle Council’s joint venture company with local contractor and developer Barnfield Construction called Pendle Enterprise And Regeneration Ltd (PEARL) is on site at Carry Lane, Colne working on a new £6.1 million housing development.
“Through PEARL we’re building 33 new three and four bedroom detached and semi-detached family homes at Carry Lane”, explained Tim Webber, Managing Director of Barnfield and a PEARL board member.
“The new homes will have gardens and countryside views and there’ll be bungalows for elderly people.
“The Carry Lane development will be finished in 2018 and will include an attractive green space between between homes on Broken Banks and the new housing,” he added.
PEARL is building 12 new bungalows on the upper part of the site for the Peter Birtwistle Trust which provides supported accommodation for elderly Colne residents.
“The new homes will form an extension to their existing bungalow scheme on Peter Birtwistle Close and should be ready in March 2018,” explained Councillor Mahmood.
And in Brierfield, work is well underway at Clitheroe Road, Brierfield where Barnfield Construction are building a £6.7 million development called Foxhills.
The first phase, building two and three bedroom bungalows and three bedroom semi-detached homes, is due for completion later in the year.
“Foxhills has stunning views out to Pendle and is close to PEARL’s flagship project Northlight at Brierfield Mill,” said Councillor Iqbal.
Gareth Smith, Project Manager at Barnfield Construction added:
“This new development will be in a great position between town and country, next to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal with excellent commuting links only minutes away.”
The photograph shows (L-R) Councillor Asjad Mahmood, Tim Webber, Managing Director of Barnfield Construction and Director of PEARL and Leader of the Council, Councillor Mohammed Iqbal walking the site.