23 new homes planned for Nelson fire site

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Plans for a major housing development in Nelson have been approved by councillors.

Pendle Council’s Nelson Committee approved an application from Lane End Developments (UK) Ltd and Great Places to build 23 homes on the site of the former Edgar Street Works at its meeting on Monday.

The works unit was demolished after a major fire.

And now the applicants intend to build 12 two, nine three and two four bedroomed homes on the site, all of which will be affordable housing.

Lancashire County Council had objected to the application on highway safety grounds.

But council planning officer Kathryn Hughes said in a report to councillors that the site was until recently used as a commercial enterprise with access used on a regular basis.

She said: “There would be a requirement for a give way sign at the entrance into the estate and some minor highway improvements, but taking into account of the limited traffic using the western side of Elder Streeet which ends at the care home, this is acceptable in highway terms.”