A NEW holiday home could be built in Loveclough if councillors approve a fresh planning application.

Kenneth Ainsworth of Swinshaw Farm, in Goodshaw Lane, wants to build accomodation for tourists visiting the Pennine Bridleway National Trail.

A statement by planning agent Ray Booth said: “It is due to the proximity of the Mary Towneley Loop and the easy access from Swinshaw Farm, together with stables already adjacent, that this application is being pursued.”

He added: “The proposal is for the erection of a single dwelling within a cluster of development at Swinshaw Farm. The proposal accords with the overall Local Plan strategy which seeks to avoid isolated development in the open countryside.

“There is a national planning policy presumption in favour of sustainable development, and there are no adverse impacts which would outweigh the benefits of the development.”