The transformation of the derelict Oak Mill site is almost complete as we open a show home for the attractive new housing development.

“The old mill site had been an eyesore for years at a key gateway in and out of Colne and local councillors worked hard to give the area a new lease of life,”

Pendle Council’s Leader, Councillor Mohammed Iqbal explained.

The mill was demolished in 2013.

PEARL, the joint venture company of Pendle Council and contractors and developers Barnfield Construction, stepped in to buy the industrial site.

PEARL, which stands for Pendle Enterprise And Regeneration Ltd, is about to celebrate 10 years of regeneration projects in Pendle.

“We’re very proud of PEARL’s track record in bringing new housing, commercial and leisure developments to Pendle,” said Councillor Iqbal.

“PEARL has invested £3.5 million to totally transform the former Oak Mill site,” he explained.

Called Langroyd Place, it’s now a cul-de-sac development of 32 two and three bedroom family homes and bungalows on Skipton Road.

“It’s in a prime position between Colne town centre and some of Lancashire’s most beautiful countryside,” said Barnfield’s Managing Director Tim Webber who is also a PEARL Board member.

The stunning new show home is now open every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 4pm and since launching the developent we have taken reservations on 6 properties with interest still very high and one house type even selling out!

Help to Buy is available for house buyers who meet the criteria and staff are on hand at the show home every weekend to discuss this government scheme.

Tim Webber said:

“We’ve had unprecedented interest in Langroyd Place, with over 350 enquiries!

“These will be great homes to live in and we urge people to come and see inside the show home – it certainly has the WOW factor!”

Reservations have already been taken off plan so anyone interested is being urged to contact or call her on 01282 442304.

Tim Webber added:

“We have breathed new life into the former Oak Mill site with a scheme which will enhance the area and provide great places to live.

“Developing a range of quality housing is a top priority for PEARL,” stated Councillor Iqbal.

“Langroyd Place is a cul-de-sac which means it’s a perfect setting for families to put down roots.

“We’ve also built six bungalows which are popular with older people,” he said.

“Many developers do not build bungalows as the financial return is lower,” he explained.

“But PEARL does because we are driven by a determination to offer local people a great range of housing choices, not by the bottom line,” he stated.

The new homes have been named after trees, as some beautiful mature trees border the development.

And the cul-de-sac enjoys a sunny position with views of the historic hill-top town centre.

“Demand is high thanks to the development’s prime location,” explained Tim Webber.

“The beauty spots of Lake Burwain and Noyna Rocks, which have views of Pendle Hill, are within walking distance of Langroyd Place,” said Councillor Iqbal.

The neighbourhood is also a short walk away from Foulridge Wharf on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and there are great opportunities for sport and leisure including sailing, golfing, walking and cycling.

Langroyd Place is handy for town centre shops, restaurants, bars and theatres whilst being close to Colne’s thriving North Valley Retail Park.

Councillor Iqbal added:

“It really does offer the best of both worlds!”

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