PLANS to build a large development of homes in a rural village have been submitted to a council for consideration.

Forty-six properties ranging from three-bedroom bungalows to five-bedroom detached residences could soon be built on land on Longsight Road in Langho, if planning officers at Ribble Valley Council approve the proposal.

The site is currently used for agricultural purposes, mainly for grazing livestock.

It has also been announced that the proposed homes will be a mix of affordable housing and properties for sale on the open market.

A spokesperson for developer Pringle Homes, said: "The change of use for the proposed site to residential will introduce additional expenditure into the local area and an increase in Council Tax funding from the new residents.

"Furthermore, the build process will create work opportunities for local tradesman alongside a financial injection for the area."

The spokesman added: "The landscaping scheme has been designed to support the character and image of the local area with well defined spaces and a ‘soft edge’ where the development meets the site frontage and adjacent open countryside.

"Furthermore, complimentary boundary treatments, such as drystone walls, partition hedgerows and Cheshire style railings define public and generous private spaces whilst providing visual benefits."