New homes plan at Trawden bakery

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PERMISSION has been granted to develop Trawden’s old Chelsea Bakery.

An application to convert a garage block into two dwellings with the erection of a roof extension was rubber stamped at the last meeting of Pendle Council’s Colne and District Committee.

Members had deferred the matter at February’s meeting in order for a site visit to the Church Street site after councillors said they could see both negative and positive aspects of the application.

There had been concerns from the public about an increase in traffic as well as car parking allocation for the properties.

Another concern was interlooking between properties but amended plans show that a 1.8m fence will now be put between the proposed conversion and the existing property at Chelsea Mews.

The parking layout has also been amended, reducing the number of on site space for the Chelsea Bakery development from nine to eight.

The finished development will see three three-bedroom houses and two one-bedroom houses.

Planning officers said that the development was acceptable in terms of policy, design, amenity and highway safety and would preserve the character of the conservation area.

Coun. Graham Waugh moved that the application be approved.

The work must begun within three years.