AMBITIOUS plans for an industry hub and three educational buildings have been submitted for an East Lancashire college.

AWB Architects have produced the scheme on behalf of Burnley College for the North Campus on Holme Road.

It is part of the college's vision to develop its £100million campus.

A new four-storey building is due to be completed by the end of the year within Princess Way Campus.

Meanwhile, a planning application was submitted for a development which will be done in two phases.

The first one includes the industry hub, open space and access road from Burnley College car park and then the second phase is for three education buildings, car park, landscaping and replacement bridge to provide access from Holme Road.

The application said: “Although close to the town centre with its retail parks and car parks, the North campus is envisaged as a haven with buildings in soft landscape, where proximity to nature becomes part of the student experience at Burnley College.”

In the drawings there are three other buildings on the east of the site and also a sports area. The sports area would not be developed unless alternative areas on campus were either unavailable or unsuitable.

The three buildings would ‘provide facilities for further and higher education’.

Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham says it would be a great addition to the campus.

He said: “It is fantastic that they are investing in their facilities and courses and working with employers to make sure young people have the skills to succeed in the 21st century.

“I have raised this in Prime Minister’s Questions that we have to be giving young people skills that link to employers.

“The college is one of the anchor points in the town centre and young people coming there and staying there is contributing to the economy."