PLANS to build homes on a field near a town centre have been submitted to a council.

Developers filed their proposal to build 24 new homes on land adjacent to Clitheroe Gold Club on Whalley Road in Barrow to the Ribble Valley Borough Council last week.

If approved, 14 homes specifically reserved for the over 55's would be built, alongside 10 affordable homes with associated works.

Developers have also added that the homes would be a mix of three to four bedroom detached bungalows and two bedroom semi-detached affordable bungalows.

A spokesman said: "This mixtures allows for a diverse development that delivers different sized house types all of which there are a significant demand for.

"It is intended that the market bungalows would be sold solely to those over the age of 55.

"Furthermore, the delivery of the affordable homes is intended to aid the council in meeting

their affordable housing targets, as well as providing homes that are needed in this area.

"The council have also acknowledged that there is a residual need for 43 dwellings in Barrow."

At the end of November the council's planning committee unexpectedly rejected plans to build 110 homes on a controversial site two miles up the road in Henthorn Close.