Full approval has been granted to build six homes and garages on vacant land after initial plans were required to be amended more than five times.

Olivia Mitchell, of Pretty Perfect Properties, applied to Pendle Council to build one three-bedroom house and five four-bedroom houses, with garages and space for 22 cars, on land to the rear of Birch Hall Lane in Earby.

An application was initially submitted to Pendle Council in June 2021, however objections were made by the public who raised concerns over flooding.

The Environment Agency also recommended the proposals were altered to mitigate the risk of flooding on the site.

The plans were then amended more than five times, in September last year, then this year in May, July, August, September and October, to meet the criteria set out by the Environment Agency.

Supporting documents submitted alongside the application stated: “As with the previously approved scheme, all the properties will be generally two storeys, with elements of single storey construction, creating a varied and an interesting roofscape.

"The buildings will have pitched roofs and traditional detailing

“All the properties have attached garages and parking for additional cars within their demise, on drives and all have generous private garden space, many offering views towards the fields to the east and west of the site.”

The application was delegated for approval by West Craven Committee in May subject to the removal of the Environment Agency’s objection, and following the necessary amendments to the plans.

A report to Pendle Council’s planning committee published last week read: “The application was delegated for approval by West Craven Committee in May subject to the withdrawal of the Environment Agency’s objection.

“The objection has now been withdrawn following the submission of further details and amended plans altering the site levels, including raising the level of plot six by 20cm.”

The plans have been approved, but with a long list of conditions, all of which can be viewed on Pendle Council’s planning website.