Home Bargains, Great Harwood, Hyndburn, P, planning docs

Hyndburn Council's planning committee has granted proposals for a Home Bargains store in Great Harwood. Credit: via planning docs

Hyndburn welcomes £6m Home Bargains and solar farm

The council’s planning committee granted permission for the retailer’s store and garden centre at a former gas storage facility off Heys Lane in Great Harwood.

Hyndburn councillors also voted in favour of seperate plans for a charity for a solar farm off Coach Road in Oswaldtwistle.

Home Bargains

A 25,000 sq ft store featuring sales and display areas, storage facilities, and staff amenities, will be built on an irregular shaped plot of land off Heys Lane near Great Hardwood town centre.

The £6m investment also includes an outside open garden centre area that will take up a further 10,000 sq ft.

This development will also bring 150 car parking spaces, which includes 22 disabled, and parent and child spaces.

The project team for the scheme features WPL Associates, Steven Abbott Associates, E3P, Tetra Tech, Weetwood, and WPL Consulting.

To view the plans, search for application reference number 11/23/0486 on Hyndburn Council’s planning portal.

Solar farm

Hyndburn Council’s planning committee also gave permission for the development of a solar farm off Coach Road and Meadow Coach Road in Oswaldtwistle.

The Prospects Community Energy charity is behind the plans as they seek to create solar generating facilities with a capacity of up to two megawatts on 5.7 acres of an undeveloped 11-acre site.

This scheme will see the installation of solar panels, security fencing, CCTV, underground cabling, string inverters, connections to substations, and environmental enhancement features.

Locogen Consulting, Vital Energi, Cooper Energy Engineering, and consultant ecologist Graeme Skelcher feature on the project team.

To view these plans, search for application reference number 11/23/0180 on Hyndburn Council’s planning portal.

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