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Application submitted for new homes in Blackburn

March 2017

We have been submitted plans for a development of 205 new homes on land off Gib Lane in Blackburn, with associated infrastructure.

The proposal includes a mix of three, four and five-bedroom semi-detached and detached homes. The type and mix of properties have been designed to reflect the local vernacular and housing need, and will provide a variety of house designs to suit local needs.

Our proposals will create a sustainable and integrated development that would make an important contribution to the district’s housing supply.

We will use local sub contractors and suppliers where possible, delivering economic benefits and job creation back into local area.

If successful the New Homes Bonus of circa £304,133 per annum will be reinvested in local services over a six year period.

Development planner Siobhan Sweeney said: “We are seeking detailed planning consent for a new development of 205 homes off Gib Lane in Blackburn. This follows a public consultation in 2016 with the local community.

“We are renowned for designing high quality homes throughout the North West and for our striking street scenes on our developments. In the design of our proposal we have paid careful attention to Blackburn’s different forms of development, architecture, appearance and material and these will be highly visible when travelling around the development creating a unique sense of space.”

As part of the development, the existing footpath on Gib Lane will be extended up to Broken Stone Road so that residents and the local community can walk safely to and from the site.

The council has prepared and adopted a masterplan of a wider allocation and the scheme has taken into account the principles of their plan when designing the layout. Public open space, biodiversity enhancements and boundary planting are also offered as part of an attractive and well connected proposal.

If planning is approved, we would look to start work on site in Summer 2017 with the first homes completed by Spring 2018.

View our Gib Lane development  to register your interest or alternatively to view the plans visit Blackburn with Darwen council website.