An application to build nine three-bed detached homes in a private garden with access, has been withdrawn from the council’s planning portal.

Mrs J Cox of Sycamore Rise, Foulridge lodged plans with Pendle Council back in January, asking to build nine three-bedroom detached homes with garages, on land being used as a private residential garden at 425 Gisburn Road in Blacko, Nelson.

An environmental report wasn’t submitted until June, and residents were then given until July 7 to comment on the plans.

Multiple objections were submitted to Pendle Council citing problems with increased traffic, entry and egress to the site, and the availability of utility services.

Blacko Parish Council also objected by stating the development would be outside the settlement boundary line.

There were also concerns raised over the decimation of wildlife habitats and the destruction of views overlooking Pendle Hill.

One objection read: “It is highly likely that the traffic from this development will drive towards Barrowford so the traffic will be very tidal by nature. This application should be denied because Barrowford is suffering enough.”

Another objection stated: “I cannot get my car off the drive and down the already busy road as it is. The situation is going to cause a major accident.”

Lancashire County Council’s Highways Department also objected to the plans, but made reference to two previous home applications which had been approved on the site in 2020.

Their statement read: “As both these applications were for single dwellings only, and likely to generate low levels of additional traffic movements, the highway authority did not raise an objection to either development.

“The design and access statement submitted states that the nine properties would have three bedrooms and two parking spaces.

“However, as this application is for access only the number of dwellings, including number of bedrooms and car parking spaces, are not matters to be determined at this time and could change at reserved matters stage if planning permission is granted.”

The final objection was submitted on July 22 and the application was withdrawn a month later with the council announcing on August 22: “The Borough Council of Pendle hereby confirm that the above mentioned application has been withdrawn.”