PLANS for more than 100 new homes in Accrington have been revealed.

Countryside Properties has lodged an application to Hyndburn Council proposing to build 108 new homes on land north of Ribblesdale Avenue.

The site, close to Accrington Cricket Club and Higham Playing Fields, is currently allocated for residential use and part of it was previously used as a household waste landfill.

The site was reclaimed a number of years ago and was earmarked for residential development.

But market conditions saw proposed redevelopment stall and the site is currently overgrown.

A Countryside Properties spokesman said: “Countryside Properties' vision is to create places for people to live, work and enjoy.

“Whether we are enhancing existing neighbourhoods or creating new communities we endeavour to develop places that are sustainable socially, economically and environmentally.

“The overall vision for the site has evolved through a process of on site analysis, assessment of the constraints, and discussions with Hyndburn Council to realise the potential of the site and meet the needs of the local community.

“The proposals present an opportunity to revitalise a currently vacant site and provide quality, family accommodation within the locality.”

If approved, the new estate will consist of 108 two, three and four bedroom detached and semi-detached homes.

A planning statement submitted as part of the application states: “The development at Ribblesdale Avenue, Accrington, will provide an attractive, high quality designed area to live.

“The scale and character of the proposals will ensure that the scheme will contribute to and enhance the immediate and surrounding area.

“The proposals will also support the wider initiatives of the immediate area through the delivery of exceptionally high quality, family accommodation.

“The careful consideration of the structure, massing, streetscape, landscaping and materials ensures that the development is in context with the adjacent areas, creating an attractive, distinctive and aspirational scheme.”