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Green light for new homes in Blackburn

July 2017

We have successfully secured the backing from Blackburn with Darwen Council with planning permission approved for 205 new homes at Gib Lane in Blackburn.

The development, which will be named The Sycamores, includes a mix of three, four and five-bedroom detached and semi-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. The New Homes Bonus of circa £304,133 per annum will be reinvested in local services over a six year period.

Siobhan Sweeney, development planner said: “We are delighted to have received the backing from Blackburn with Darwen council in respect to our planned development of 205 new homes at Gib Lane. We are excited about the prospect of bringing forward our first development in Blackburn.

“The scheme has been extremely well thought out and is not only high-quality, but will also complement the existing character of the area. The development will also provide open space for the use of the whole community. The homes will boost the supply of much needed new homes in Blackburn.

“Our proposals will also provide local contractors with opportunities for work, and there will be knock on benefits for local supply chains and other local businesses and services.”

As part of the development, the existing footpath on Gib Lane will be extended to the meet the site and an internal footpath created 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.

We aim to start work on site in Autumn 2017 with the first homes completed in Summer 2018.

For more information and to register your interest in this development, please click here.