A housing developer is asking people to comment on proposals to build 172 new homes in a town, before they submit an official planning application to the council.

Accrue Capital, is bringing forward plans to create Colne Valley View, a high quality housing development with 172 new homes, on land close to Park High School in Colne.  

If approved, the development will see a range of two, three and four bedroom homes built with different layouts (designed to meet the stated needs of Pendle Core Strategy) and will offer an alternative to a standard housing estate scheme that is in keeping with the local context.

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The proposed homes, close to Windermere Avenue, have been designed by an award-winning architect and have put character and build-quality at the core of the development, with Accrue Capital committed to delivering a high-quality housing and sustainable development that differentiates from previous proposals.

Accrue Capital have focussed on creating a community that complements the surrounding areas, and the development will also provide large areas of green recreation space for the wider community to enjoy.

There will be maintained and enhanced footpaths across the site, as well as a new children’s play area (LEAP equipped area), and a new community hub and café within the restored Pump House.

A consultation into the plans has been launched today, which will run until Monday June 27, and will enable local residents to view the proposals and provide their feedback on the scheme.

A spokesperson for Accrue Capital said: “We are delighted to be consulting on our plans for Colne Valley View.

"We are proud of our proposals and excited to share them with the wider community.

"At the heart of Colne Valley View is the design of the properties and how the development can complement the area’s already vibrant heritage.

"We have exciting plans to redevelop the derelict Pump House into a community hub, as well as providing new and improved pedestrian connectivity to enhance the area.

"We look forward to starting the conversation on how we can make this a development an integral part of the neighbourhood.”

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Before submitting a planning application to Pendle Borough Council, Accrue Capital want to hear the views of the community on their proposals, with received feedback considered to help shape the final plans.

To ensure an inclusive approach to consultation, all materials will be available on Accrue's website, where residents can find a virtual exhibition of the proposals during the consultation period.

Visit colnevalleyviewconsultation.co.uk for more information.

Furthermore, residents can get in touch via colnevalleyviewconsultation@havingyoursay.co.uk or by calling their community information line via 0333 358 0502 (Monday to Friday – 9am to 5.30pm).

All comments and feedback should be submitted no later than Monday June 27. 

Following the consultation, all feedback will be analysed before the planning application is submitted to Pendle Borough Council.