WORK has started on a second £1.5million housing development for people needing extra support in a town centre.

Mayor of Pendle Cllr Ken Hartley broke the ground to launch the construction of the latest scheme in Bright Street Colne.

The 10 purpose-built single-bedroomed bungalows are being developed by social care charity Making Space.

It is just round the corner from its previous Limes Place development of 11 apartments in Argyle Street.

The Bright Street scheme will provide supported living for single people and couples with assessed care needs, including people with learning disabilities, mental health conditions or physical disabilities and older people.

Each bungalow has a fully-fitted kitchen and a modern, accessible wetroom. The project should be completed by May.

The 10 homes feature private gardens with levelled access for wheelchair users and street parking. A communal car park provides additional spaces for visitors.

Experienced staff from Limes Place will provide 24-hour support to tenants of the new bungalows.

Cllr Hartley said: “Having your own place is very important for someone who has an active mind.

“I’m 75 now and I live in sheltered accommodation. This kind of project encourages a more independent style of living for those aged bodies like me, as well of course as younger people who have support needs."

Rachel Peacock, Making Space's chief executive, said: “When it comes to supported living, you need to get the whole package right: It’s about providing both a safe, accessible and comfortable place to live alongside the right level of professional, but totally personal, support.

“Our first Colne development Limes Place was quickly recognised by the social care regulator for its high standards. Bright Street will bring the same quality ethos to a second wave of supported living accommodation.”