Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles MP, visited key regeneration projects in Pendle today.

“His visit marks the final stages in transforming historic Whitefield, Nelson,” said Leader of the Council, Councillor Joe Cooney.

Heritage ‘tardis terraces’ on Mosley Street are now on sale next to the new £9 million nursery and infant school – and affordable new homes are nearing completion too.

“He also visited Northlight for an update on our ambitious plans to turn the iconic Brierfield Mill into a major destination for the North West.

“At the same time he saw how neighbouring Lob Lane Mill has been transformed into the attractive Quaker Heights development at Brierfield,” he explained.

“We make the most of these high profile visits to get the best for Pendle, we are always looking to the future,” stressed Councillor Cooney.

“Together we create new homes, new jobs and make a strong impact on our local economy,” he said.

Dean Langton, Pendle Council’s Head of Regeneration explained:

“Northlight and Quaker Heights are both major regeneration projects led by PEARL, the pioneering company we set up with contractor, investor and developer, Barnfield Construction.

“We’re proud that years of hard graft in areas like Whitefield and Brierfield are making an impact, both in Pendle and nationally.

“The completion of this work means we can offer a much wider housing choice in Pendle,” he added.

Eric Pickles’ visit coincides with our announcement that the Government’s Help to Buy scheme is now available on homes in the Quaker Heights development.

First time buyers can live the dream thanks to a helping hand on deposits for contemporary new homes at Quaker Heights and Holden Road.

These include attractive canal-side family homes.

New buyers will only need to provide a 5% deposit on a property and the Government can lend up to 20% of the value of a new home.

Tim Webber, Managing Director of The Barnfield Group and a PEARL board member explained:

“They’re in a great position between town and country, being next to the canal and they have fabulous views over the canal and out to Pendle Hill.”

Anyone wanting to find out if they qualify and for information on how the Help To Buy scheme works can get details from www.helptobuynw.org.uk or by phoning 0300 790 0570.

The show homes are open every weekend from 11am – 4pm or people can arrange special viewings by contacting Kelly Hankinson at Barnfield Homes on 01282 442 304.

Anyone wanting to find out if they qualify and how the loan works can get details from www.helptobuynw.org.uk or by phoning 0300 790 0570.

Interested homebuyers can visit the show homes which are open every weekend from 11am – 4pm or can arrange a special viewing  by contacting Kelly Hankinson at Barnfield Homes on 01282 442 304.

Or visit the Barnfield Homes website www.barnfield-homes.co.uk for more details or to request a brochure.

“It’s great news that these contemporary homes are now within reach of people buying their first home,” added Councillor Cooney, who also leads Pendle Council on Housing Regeneration.

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