Market Street Edenfield Taylor Wimpey p.Google Earth

The site was previously part of the Green Belt. Credit: Google Earth

Taylor Wimpey plans 238 Rossendale homes 

The volume housebuilder wants to redevelop a 30-acre site west of Market Street in Edenfield. 

Taylor Wimpey has submitted a planning application to Rossendale Council seeking permission to build 238 homes on the site, which is allocated for residential redevelopment in the council’s local plan having been released from the Green Belt. 

The housebuilder owns the vast majority of the 37-acre allocation, earmarked for up to 400 homes in total. 

Under proposals drawn up for phase one of the project, Taylor Wimpey would build 238 homes, providing a mix of two-, three-, and four-bedroom houses.  

Of these, 73 of the homes are to be available for shared ownership or social rent, according to planning documents. 

The proposals represent an “opportunity to create one of the best places to live in the borough of Rossendale,” according to documents lodged by Taylor Wimpey. 

Future phases could deliver another 161 homes across three parcels of land. 

Pegasus is advising the housebuilder on planning. 

The application reference number with Rossendale Council is 2022/0451.

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This is a classic case of over development of a small village . This is one of four developments , which will effectively double the size of the village swamping local services . Traffic is already a problem in the village , this will make the situation worse . Plus they are building on green belt land , when there is plenty of brown field sites in the valley . But less profit on these .

By Graham Wilson

I have no issues with houses being built, not even on green belt within areas that desperately need housing such as Rossendale. However, market street, especially that end of market street is double parked with cars often only allowing single file vehicles through,
I would have thought a traffic increase of around 450 cars (2 per house) wouldn’t bode Edenfield that well, as it is more of a commuter area than self sufficient.

Imagine it will get built though.


Graham, the site is not green belt land. It is an allocated housing site within the Rossendale newly Adopted Local Plan. The Local Plan consultation period gave all locals an option to voice their opinions at the time. This is now an allocated site that the Council need houses from to go towards their targets.

By Anon

I hope this gets built soon, the people all over Facebook complaining about new builds don’t appreciate (or don’t care?) how difficult it is to find a family home in this area.

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