A former farm shop could be demolished to make way for 12 three-bedroomed houses.

The application has been made to Pendle Council to demolish buildings on the site of Roaming Roosters, on the Padiham bypass between Higham and Fence, to make space for 12 homes and 26 parking spaces.

The brownfield site originally opened as a local butchery before becoming a farm education centre incorporating offices, preparation areas and workspaces for management.

Lancashire Telegraph: The site of the former farm shop on Padiham bypassThe site of the former farm shop on Padiham bypass

A cafe, farm shop and wildlife pond with associated parking for 160 vehicles were developed before the business's closure in 2018.

The plans propose that local materials will be sourced for the properties that will be in keeping with the architecture used for houses in Fence and Higham.

This will include local stone, cobbles, stained timber and rendering so the properties look similar to neighbouring villages.

The design and access statement reads: “A well-considered in-curtilage housing development would be an appropriate solution for the development of this disused site.

Lancashire Telegraph: The proposed plans for the site between Fence and HighamThe proposed plans for the site between Fence and Higham

“The site presents the opportunity to create a high quality and desirable living environment.

“This development has taken consideration of current guidance to seek to maximise the use of a neglected site.

“We would welcome ongoing dialogue and collaboration with the planning department through the application process to realise a viable housing proposal for this valuable and interesting site.”

Neighbours have until September 2 to have their say on the plans.