NEW scaled-down proposals to build eight homes on a former mill site used as a car scrapyard have been submitted.

A scheme to redevelop the old Alliance Mill site in Alliance Street, Baxenden, had looked dead in the water.

Planning permission was originally granted for 12 houses on the site in 2013 but developers backtracked and said it was not financially viable.

In 2015, they then submitted alternative proposals for 25 homes and 22 homes respectively, both rejected by planning bosses who said the site could not sustain that many homes.

In February last year a new application to Hyndburn Council was lodged to build 15 homes on the site but then withdrawn in May.

Now the developers have submitted a new scheme for outline permission to build eight houses.

A supporting planning statement says: "There have been approvals granted for residential development and there is active support for residential development of the site from the 67 people in the immediate area who have signed the submitted petition of support."