The council is expected to approve two residential developments this week, the latest phase of Kingswood Homes’ Green Hills neighbourhood south-west of Blackburn, and Landway Properties’ scheme off Ramsgreave Drive, north of the town centre.
Several towns and cities plan to tap into the Government’s latest offer of funding to progress property and infrastructure schemes, with council-led partnerships in Blackpool, Wyre, Cheshire and Warrington among those readying bids.
Forth Homes is seeking approval for 83 affordable homes on the site of a former poultry farm, while used-vehicle dealer T&T Contracts wants to build an HGV trailer park as part of plans to redevelop 13.5 acres of agricultural land east of Simonswood.
The council is building a strategy for how it would invest up to £25m from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Towns Fund intended to ‘level up’ the regions, and is seeking input from businesses and residents.
Blackburn with Darwen Council is preparing to submit a planning application in “the next couple of days” for the restoration and refurbishment of historic buildings, and improved public space, in the Northgate area of the town.
A subsidiary of the real estate investor is moving ahead with plans to redevelop Stanley Park Golf Club into 250 holiday homes and an Adrenalin World adventure park, requesting a site study to be undertaken.