Councillors will visit the former site of Pendle Council’s parks department depot before determining a major planning application to develop the site.
Plans have been submitted to demolish a barn and greenhouses in Marsden Park, Nelson, carry out alterations to Marsden Park Cottage and Farm Cottage and build eight new detached homes.
The land has no allocated purpose in the Pendle Local Plan.
In a report to the council’s Nelson Committee, planning officers said while the application was acceptable in terms of highway safety, it should be refused as it failed to demonstrate that the potential impact on residential amenity and the setting of listed buildings on the site was acceptable.
They also said the proposed layout, design and materials were not appropriate in a sensitive location.
Members decided, however, that a site visit was necessary before coming to their decision.
This will take place on January 5th.