Blackburn Road, Northstone, p Cavendish

Northstone will deliver 50 energy-efficient homes in the Lancashire borough. Credit: via planning documents

Northstone submits Rossendale neighbourhood vision

The homebuilder hopes to address what it describes as a “pressing need” for homes in the borough with its plans to build 50 homes in the village of Edenfield.

Northstone, part of Peel L&P, has lodged plans with Rossendale Council to provide a mix of houses and apartments, along with amenity and play space, across two land parcels off Blackburn Road.

Proposals feature two one-, 14 two-, eight three-, 22 four-, and four five-bedroom homes, of which 15 would be affordable.

There would also be nature-based recreational areas alongside a dedicated car park offering 34 parking spaces and upgraded pick-up and drop-off facilities. It is hoped that this parking facility would increase pedestrian safety along Burnley Road, surrounding the nearby Edenfield C.E. Primary School.

Northstone carried out a public consultation on the plans in February. Local response identified a need for new housing within Edenfield, as well as indicating the importance of sustainability.

As a result of this response, all homes would feature built-in technology and better insulation to help residents keep energy bills down.

The eight-acre development site has been identified as a key site for housing in Rossendale Borough Council’s Local Plan, having been recently removed from the Green Belt.

Aaron Jackson, development manager at Northstone, said: “We believe that every community deserves to thrive sustainably, and our commitment to the well-being of Edenfield is at the heart of our vision.

“With our plans for new, energy-efficient homes, public open spaces, and car parking facilities, we are not only addressing the pressing need for housing but also creating a sustainable and vibrant community”, he continued.

“By incorporating cutting-edge technology and thoughtful design, we aim to provide residents with homes that are both comfortable and environmentally responsible.”

NJL Consulting is the scheme’s planning consultant. The project team also includes Miller Goodall, TEP, E3P, Shape Consulting Engineers, GeoSmart Information, and Turley.

SCP is advising on transport. LUC is the landscape architect.

Learn more about the project by searching for application number 2023/0396 on Rossendale Council’s planning portal.

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