Northstone Barrowford

Northstone gains consent for Barrowford homes

The Peel L&P-subsidiary housebuilder has been given the go-ahead to build 239 family and energy-efficient homes in Lancashire.

Pendle Council has granted planning permission for Northstone’s 23-acre Keld scheme at Trough Laithe in Barrowford.

The development will provide a range of homes from two-bed cottages to four-bed properties. There will be 20% earmarked for affordable housing.

The scheme sits within surrounding countryside and will improve pedestrian routes and cycleways for the existing community.

Keld is Northstone’s second housing development, with its first scheme of 150 homes already underway in Bolton, Greater Manchester.

Under the outline permission for the site, Northstone and Peel L&P will also contribute towards local school provision, highways work at J13 of the M65, and improving public transport in the area.

Jon England, development director at Northstone, said: “This planning consent means that we can now move forward with our second development to provide more families across the North West with homes that are cheaper to run and have the flexibility of changing downstairs layouts to suit different styles of living, particularly important in current times with more flexible working arrangements needed.

“All of our developments provide a mix of properties help to meet local housing demand and 20 per cent of our Keld scheme will be allocated to affordable housing working with a registered provider.”

Outline planning permission for the Barrowford site was granted for up to 500 homes in 2017, while Northstone’s permission submitted in December 2019 covers the southern half of the site with access from Riverside Drive.

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Being a local councillor in Barrowford, whilst this is welcome news for many future families, it also creates additional pressure on the existing infrastructure and local services.

Many residents have raised such issues. They are not against the housing project but the pressure this will put on the limited schools, health services etc, let alone more traffic!!!

By Cllr Manzar Iqbal MBA

Will there be more schools Doctors surgeries built for this large unnecessary development ,the answer is N0.
Oh , there will be cycle lanes.

By Stephen Fraser