Building work has begun on a £4m. development of 46 new affordable homes in Barnoldswick.
The two and three-bedroom terraced homes are being built on land off Valley Road after approval was granted by Pendle Council’s West Craven Committee last October.
Construction is expected to be completed by next March and is being carried out by Manchester-based Harbur Construction for Cheshire developers Mulbury Homes and Housing Pendle.
All of the homes are to be made available for affordable rent. Greg Mulligan, Director of Mulbury Homes, said: “This is the latest in a number of schemes we have developed on behalf of Housing Pendle, helping to increase the supply of affordable housing and regenerating communities across the region.
“We are pleased to get building work started following detailed consultations with the community. We’re confident all residents in the area will benefit greatly from the development which has been designed to complement existing homes in the area.”
An application for 29 new homes on a nearby site off Long Ing Lane will go in front of Pendle Council’s West Craven Committee next month. Councillors deferred making a decision at April’s meeting to consider matters further.
Meanwhile, a protest group has been set up in Barlick opposing house building on that site for reasons including increased congestion, risks to public safety, flooding concerns and the loss of green fields.