A former call centre could be demolished to make way for a 53-home development.

Ian Summersgill of Pearl Together Limited, Brierfield, submitted plans to Pendle Council last month seeking to clear the site, demolish any existing buildings, and erect 53 new homes.

The proposals, for Spring Mill on Stoney Bank Road, Earby, Barnoldswick, will also see associated car parking and landscaping created for the vacant office building site.

A statement submitted alongside the plans reads: “The site was previously used as a call centre with a car park and is bordered to the east with residential properties.

“To the south of the site after the car park, there is an open area.

“The west of the site borders directly onto Bailey Street which has the residential properties on the opposite side to the site. The north of the site also faces residential properties.

“The proposal seeks to remove the building and hardstanding - the introduction of housing to the site will result in a large amount of green amenity space being introduced to the site in the form of rear garden spaces.

“There are several trees across the site, which unfortunately we will not be able to retain as part of the proposal because of layout and level constraints.

“The client will seek to put in place a replacement planting scheme to mitigate against the loss of trees on the site.”

Currently there is space for 249 vehicles but under the new plans this would be reduced to 110 – more or less two spaces for each property.

When used as a call centre the site saw around 500 cars enter and leave in any one day. The proposals suggest as a result of the development, traffic would be drastically reduced in the area.

The plans propose four one-bedroom homes, 18 two-bedroom homes, 16 three-bedroom homes and two four-bedroom homes.

Additionally, there would be 13 affordable properties built on the site, a mixture of two, three and four bedrooms.

Plans will be considered in due course by the council.