Vacant Colne site to become apartments?

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A major application has been submitted to Pendle Council that could see a vacant Colne site transformed into 22 new apartments.

The plans for land at Ivegate have been submitted by Grays Inn Development Limited, and propose to build the two-bedroom apartments in a single two to three storey block. If given the green light, the development would also include 33 car parking spaces.

In the Design and Access Statement, prepared and submitted on the applicant’s behalf by Didsbury-based Ludlam Associates, it states the proposals will “compliment and enhance the character of the local area”.

It states: “The application site is a steeply sloping area of scrubland located within the settlement boundary of Colne.

“The applicants intend the development to be appropriate to its context and see the proposals as an opportunity to improve the character and quality of the area.”

The apartments would be available for private purchase. and would be accessed from Ivegate Mews.