Blackburn with Darwen Council gave the green light to the developer’s plan to build up to 79 homes on the seven-acre site at its planning meeting on 16 September.
The approval means that BXB Land Solutions can demolish the derelict buildings on the site and conduct remediation works. It also grants outline permission for the building of up to 79 houses that will be accessed via Johnson New Road. Those houses will have a mix of two, three and four bedrooms.
Previously the site was home to the Carus Mill, a textile mill that made medical fabrics for bandages. The mill closed in 2003 and was burned down in 2008.
“This site has blighted the village for years and our proposals sensitively deal with a host of challenges whilst transforming its visual impact and amenity value,” Gary Goodman of BXB said. “I’m pleased for the villagers, who were supportive of our proposals throughout and who will now benefit from the remediation and delivery of the site.”
Brook Carmichael Architects designed the scheme. The development team includes Nexus Planning, transport consultant Curtins, landscape architects Trevor Bridge Associates and ecology consultant ERAP.