PLANS for more than 60 homes on two sites within a mile of each other have been lodged.

Two separate applications have been submitted to Ribble Valley Borough Council for the developments, comprising of 61 houses, in Clitheroe.

The first application submitted by Merseyside-based developer Prospect GB Ltd proposes to build 36 houses, which will be a mixture of two, three and four-bedroomed homes, on land off Union Street, Low Moor, Clitheroe.

In its design and access statement on behalf of Prospect GB Ltd, agent GL Hearn said there is a ‘significant’ need for high quality affordable houses with a shortage of 264 affordable homes per year in the area.

GL Hearn said: “Substantial weight should be given to the Government’s aim to “boost significantly the supply of housing” and facilitate sustainable economic growth.

“The proposed development accords with the development plan and should therefore be determined in accordance with the presumption in favour of sustainable development.”

While the second application submitted by Salford-based The Strategic Land Group Ltd, proposes to construct 25 homes, which will be either two-three or four bedroomed, on land behind 115 Kemple View, which lies just off Henthorn Road in Clitheroe.

Agent Hourigan Connolly said: “This is an opportunity for a benchmark high quality residential development including affordable housing.

“It will provide a mix of housing to satisfy the needs of existing local residents, along with new residents wanting to move into the area.

“New residents and the build process will also introduce additional expenditure into the area thereby supporting the local shops and amenities alongside new work opportunities.”

But Clitheroe Cllr Mary Robinson said there is enough housing in Clitheroe and would object to the Henthorn Road plans.

Ms Robinson said: “I personally object to the excessive development of the town.”

“The Henthorn Road development lies near to a busy road where there is lots of traffic.”

If approved, the two developments will lie just 0.8 miles away from each other.