Countryside Burnley Homes
A previous, larger scheme was refused by the council last November

Countryside successful in Burnley after plans tweaked

Dan Whelan

Plans for 117 homes across 12 acres in Briercliffe, north-east of Burnley town centre, have been approved after the developer scaled back its proposal following refusal last November. 

The homes will be a mix of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom houses with 12 available on affordable tenures.

One existing property, 64 Staden Hall Drive, will be demolished under the plans. 

Housebuilder Countryside Homes North West submitted an earlier iteration of the scheme last June, made up of 130 homes, which was refused on the grounds that it would cause too much traffic. 

The proposal “would result in an unacceptable impact upon highway safety” and “exceed the capacity of the existing local transport infrastructure”, Burnley Council said at the time.  

Barton Willmore is the planning consultant for the development. Blackburn-based Aldrock is the architect and TPM Landscape is the landscape architect.

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