AN application has been lodged to build nine new homes on land already allocated for housing in Rossendale.

B&E Boys have applied to Rossendale Council seeking to build nine new homes on their own land at Heath Hill House in Booth Road, Stacksteads.

If approved, the development will be completed with associated infrastructure, including the creation of a new road access from Booth Road.

The site comprises land around Heath Hill House, and the existing property is to be retained as part of the proposals and will be keep a portion of land as part of the subdivision of the wider site.

The site is currently occupied by a single bungalow which has recently been established as a mother and baby unit.

An earlier application for 14 houses at the site was withdrawn in October 2021.

Since that time a new development plan by the council has been adopted within which the site is formally allocated for housing.

If approved, B&E Boys would build two two-bed detached bungalows, three four-bed detached homes, and four three-bed semi-detached homes.

A design and access statement submitted with the proposals reads: “Each dwelling will have its own private and secure rear garden, which will incorporate hard landscaped patio areas, a lawn, space for a storage facility, and an area for refuse and recycling containers.

“Due to the nature of the levels across the site some garden areas will need to be tiered.

“Additional tree planting will be incorporated in front garden areas to soften the impact of the new development and to allow it to better blend into its setting.

“The existing vehicle access point off Booth Road will be upgraded to make it suitable for the number of units to be provided in the new development.

“A turning head is incorporated towards the end of the new road layout to permit vehicles entering the site to turn around prior to leaving.

“All new homes are provided with two parking spaces. Where possible these have been located at the side of the houses so as to minimise the impact on the street scene.”

The application is currently pending consideration by Rossendale Council.