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May 04, 2020

Our plans to build more energy efficient family homes across the north west after acquiring its second site in Pendle, Lancashire.

Subject to planning permission, the 23-acre plot in Trough Laithe, Barrowford will provide 239 homes ranging from two-bed cottages to four-bed properties to meet local housing demand.

Homes will be suitable for families, first-time buyers and downsizers and 20% of the development will be earmarked for affordable housing needs.

Outline planning permission for the site was granted for up to 500 homes in 2017 while our application submitted in December 2019 covers the southern half of the site with access taken from Riverside Drive.

The scheme, named ‘Keld’, will complement the surrounding countryside and improve pedestrian routes and cycleways for the existing community.

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

Furthermore, the development will generate extra income for Pendle Council from council tax revenue and a New Homes Bonus payment – money which can be reinvested into public services. 

Homes are led by thoughtful and modern design inside and out with super-fast broadband, electric vehicle charging capability and smart household technology to help residents significantly reduce their energy bills.

Jon England, Development Director at Northstone said: “Our plans for our Keld development at Trough Laithe have been carefully designed to consider and complement the countryside and take on board local feedback.

“Homes will be highly efficient to save residents money on fuel bills and will feature pedestrian-led streets to reduce traffic speeds as well as pocket parks and mature landscaping within the scheme to help create a sense of community.”