PLANS for almost 100 new homes in Accrington have been revealed.

Countryside Properties have submitted an application to Hyndburn Council proposing to build 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.

It is uncultivated rough grassland which is one mile north of Accrington town centre and extends to an area of about 2.74 hectares.

The application is a joint bid with Lancashire County Council who own the woodland area to the north of the site.

It will be two-and-a-half storey homes – mainly three-bedroom units – with 12 two-bedroom properties and six four-bedroom units.

In the statement to planners, it said: “There would be a mixture of terraced, semi-detached and detached properties.

“47 units will be progressed by Sigma as build to rent properties.

“In terms of the housing mix, 13 per cent of the dwellings will be in short terrace blocks, 57 per cent will be semi-detached, and 27 per cent will be detached.

“The development will include a mix of tenures, with 52 per cent market housing for sale and 48 per cent family private rental housing.”

It comes after the Lancashire Telegraph reported in July last year that plans were submitted for 108 homes to be accessed from Ribbleton Drive on the same site.

But the application was withdrawn in November as there were concerns ‘in relation to layout, woodland impacts and access' which resulted in the decision to revise the scheme in line with comments received from council officers and consultees.”

In the report, it said: “Economically, the proposed development will create jobs during construction.

“The increase in residents may result in an increase in spending and investment in the local area.

“Several shops and local businessess may benefit from the increase in local population.

“Socially the proposal will broaden the range of housing available in the area.”