Move to build 100 homes near Accrington town centre

This Is Lancashire: Move to build 100 homes near Accrington town centre Move to build 100 homes near Accrington town centre

MORE than 100 homes will be built in Accrington, if planners give the go-ahead.

The proposals for 103 homes on land south of Blackburn Road, between Leyland Street and Barlow Street, are expected to be approved at a council meeting on Wednesday.

The two, three and four-bedroom homes would be a mix of mews, semi-detached and detached houses, built where terrace houses once stood.

A total of 84 homes would be sold on the market, while 20 affordable houses for social renting are also planned, documents show.

There would be 17 two-bedroom houses, eight of which will be social rented, 61 three-bedroom homes, 12 of which will be social rented, and 14 four-bedroom houses.

More than 208 car parking spots would also service the new homes.

Officers at Hyndburn Council said, in a report to go before the planning committee, that the scheme ‘will add to the overall quality of the area, not just for the short-term but for the lifetime of the development’.

The report added: “The scheme now successfully responds to the local character and history and reflects the identity of local surroundings and materials as far as possible, whilst adding a modern twist.

“An appropriate number of affordable homes are provided within the development and they have been ‘pepper potted’ throughout the site, which is welcomed.

“Given the above, officers ... recommend approval of planning permission.”

Leader of the opposition at Hyndburn Council, Coun Peter Britcliffe, said: “It helps contribute to the total regeneration of that area, and well help to complete the which project I started as leader of the council 12 years ago.

“I think it’s going to help first-time buyers, and it’s important that a fifth are affordable, and it’s a part of Accrington that needed regeneration, so it’s good to see these plans go forward.”

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4:15pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Venomp says...

Good luck

Hope to see the plans and if good something similar in Woodnook would be great.
Good luck Hope to see the plans and if good something similar in Woodnook would be great. Venomp

9:18pm Mon 6 Jan 14

mavrick says...

The best thing about it is the mixture of housing. I thought Peter would try to claim some credit for himself, No mention of his party.
The best thing about it is the mixture of housing. I thought Peter would try to claim some credit for himself, No mention of his party. mavrick

10:13pm Mon 6 Jan 14

HarryBosch says...

Why do I have to keep asking like a child who asks for sweets WHAT ABOUT ONE BEDROOM PROPARTIES??? It's one bedroom properties that are in short supply since this government introduced it's welfare policies yet it seems as though it's acceptable to just sweep the issue under the carpet.
Why do I have to keep asking like a child who asks for sweets WHAT ABOUT ONE BEDROOM PROPARTIES??? It's one bedroom properties that are in short supply since this government introduced it's welfare policies yet it seems as though it's acceptable to just sweep the issue under the carpet. HarryBosch

10:23pm Mon 6 Jan 14

woolywords says...

HarryBosch wrote:
Why do I have to keep asking like a child who asks for sweets WHAT ABOUT ONE BEDROOM PROPARTIES??? It's one bedroom properties that are in short supply since this government introduced it's welfare policies yet it seems as though it's acceptable to just sweep the issue under the carpet.
Simply because two bedroomed houses generate more income for the local authority than two single bedroomed flats do.
Social need will always take a back seat to the authorities greed.
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: Why do I have to keep asking like a child who asks for sweets WHAT ABOUT ONE BEDROOM PROPARTIES??? It's one bedroom properties that are in short supply since this government introduced it's welfare policies yet it seems as though it's acceptable to just sweep the issue under the carpet.[/p][/quote]Simply because two bedroomed houses generate more income for the local authority than two single bedroomed flats do. Social need will always take a back seat to the authorities greed. woolywords

8:33am Tue 7 Jan 14

Interlocutor says...

"and well help to complete the which project I started"

Fantastic standard of proof-reading there, Telegraph...

As well as the concern expressed above about the lack of one-bedroom houses, there are also too few parking spaces planned. In families now, typically both parents will have a car, and children grow up into young people who can't afford to move out for a long time (because there are no one-bedroom houses...). Allowing even one car per bedroom, this development would need space for 273 cars. Allotting only 208 spaces means the area will be constantly crammed with parked cars.
"and well help to complete the which project I started" Fantastic standard of proof-reading there, Telegraph... As well as the concern expressed above about the lack of one-bedroom houses, there are also too few parking spaces planned. In families now, typically both parents will have a car, and children grow up into young people who can't afford to move out for a long time (because there are no one-bedroom houses...). Allowing even one car per bedroom, this development would need space for 273 cars. Allotting only 208 spaces means the area will be constantly crammed with parked cars. Interlocutor

4:08pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Elegant1 says...

HarryBosch wrote:
Why do I have to keep asking like a child who asks for sweets WHAT ABOUT ONE BEDROOM PROPARTIES??? It's one bedroom properties that are in short supply since this government introduced it's welfare policies yet it seems as though it's acceptable to just sweep the issue under the carpet.
Your questions are too simplistic although perfectly true. If they build one bedroom properties where would they get their Bedroom Tax from? If you look at the weekly housing lettings you will find very few one bed units being available. Pursue you Council with much vigour and you will be doing the public a service. Good luck!
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: Why do I have to keep asking like a child who asks for sweets WHAT ABOUT ONE BEDROOM PROPARTIES??? It's one bedroom properties that are in short supply since this government introduced it's welfare policies yet it seems as though it's acceptable to just sweep the issue under the carpet.[/p][/quote]Your questions are too simplistic although perfectly true. If they build one bedroom properties where would they get their Bedroom Tax from? If you look at the weekly housing lettings you will find very few one bed units being available. Pursue you Council with much vigour and you will be doing the public a service. Good luck! Elegant1

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