FORMER Burnley Football Club manager Stan Ternent has failed in his second bid to build a bungalow on land he owns in a walled hamlet near the town.

The 74-year-old ex-Clarets midfielder and boss wanted to move into the smaller property from the converted Grade II listed barn he currently occupies and where he lived with his late wife Kath.

In 2020 councillors rejected a previous planning application for a bungalow on the site and on Thursday Burnley Council's Development Control Committee turned down a new scaled- down proposal omitting the garage in the original,

Mr Ternent, who managed the Clarets between 1998 and 2004, lost his wife Kath and son Chris in 2018. He played for Burnley between 1966 and 1968.

Officers told members the scheme for The Barn at Hollins Farm in Red Lees Road, Cliviger, was unsuitable for the site and would have an adverse impact on the adjacent historic listed barn and stable block and nearby trees.

Their recommendation to refuse planning permission was backed councillors despite an effort by borough Liberal Democrat leader Cllr Gordon Birtwistle to overturn it.

The officers report said: "The site is located within a small hamlet to the east of Red Lees Road comprising a grouping of stone-built traditional agricultural and domestic outbuildings that formed the historic estate of The Hollins.

"The historic buildings date from the early 19th century and include a small country house known as The Hollins and its former Coach House..

"This application seeks consent for the erection of a three-bedroom bungalow.

"It fails to demonstrate there is a genuine need for a new dwelling in this location.

"The historic relationship between the surviving historic estate buildings, including the listed stable block, and its open and agricultural surroundings has been largely retained in the conversion of the historic buildings around the communal yard.

"Their significance will be undermined by the prominent and permanent siting of a modern bungalow enclosing the northern side of the yard."

Cllr Birtwistle told the meeting the bungalow would not have the damaging impact on the buildings and trees the report claimed.

Queensgate Labour councillor Sue Graham backed the officers and said: "The design of the bungalow is pretty awful compared to the surrounding buildings."

Mr Ternent said: "Of course I am disappointed. I did change my plans so I think that is it now. I wanted to move to a smaller property. The barn is big place to live alone."