Open day at Nelson show house

Nelson Town Hall
Nelson Town Hall

Would-be house buyers are being urged to visit Nelson at a special open day for a new show home in a major renovation programme on Saturday from 11am -3pm.

And anyone coming to visit the show home in Mosley Street will be entered into a prize draw for £100 of high street shopping vouchers.

Pendle Council has worked in partnership with Liberata and Barnfield Construction to design, renovate and refurbish 15 terrace houses on Mosley Street.

A choice of two, three, four and six bedroom homes are now up for sale. Prices start at £80,000.

Council leader Coun. Joe Cooney, who leads on housing regeneration for Pendle, stressed: “People need to see the new Whitefield.

“We’ve invested in this area to make it a great place to live. It’s been a 10-year project which we’ve put our heart and soul into.

“With a brand new £9m infant school and nursery, this is a great place to bring up a family.

“The modernised homes on Mosley Street have been designed to maximise living space – so it’s vital that people come and see the new show home.”

Julie Whittaker, Economic and Housing Regeneration Manager, explained that first time buyers can get help with their deposit and mortgage.

She said: “The Local Authority Mortgage Scheme is a national scheme for first time buyers and in Pendle is operated in partnership with Marsden Building Society.

“If a buyer meets the society’s usual lending criteria and our criteria, we would provide a guarantee to the Marsden of up to 20% of the purchase price of the property.

“This means a buyer would therefore be able to get a mortgage of up to 95% and they would only need a 5% cash deposit.

Staff at the show home will be able to explain the different schemes and more information can be provided by Liberata, which is selling the properties on behalf of the Council.

Other building work and environmental improvements in this conservation area are almost complete too.

PEARL2, the pioneering joint venture development company between Pendle Council and Barnfield Investment Properties, is completing 14 spacious new family friendly homes called Marsden Rise.

Great Places has also bought 18 terraced houses in Whitefield from Pendle Council which will be refurbished by the end of February as affordable homes to rent.

And the next phase of heritage terraces for transformation in Whitefield are on Albert Street and Every Street/McLeod Street, so the jigsaw is almost complete.

Barnfield Investment Properties is a major funder for PEARL2 schemes and works jointly with Pendle Council to regenerate the borough.

Tim Webber, Managing Director of Barnfield and a board member of PEARL2, said: “This will mark the end of a historic chapter for Whitefield and the completion of a very ambitious project of which, as a Pendle developer, we’re very proud.”