Permission has been granted for an eight-home development on land close to Northcote Hotel.

Paul Mosscrop of Oaktree (Construction Design and Management) Ltd applied to Ribble Valley Council seeking to build eight, four-bedroom detached homes on open grassland adjacent to the Ferns, Northcote Road in Langho.

A design and access statement submitted with the plans read: “The application site is unusual in shape with irregular boundaries to other residential properties on Northcote Road. All boundaries are established and will be retained as existing where possible.

“The access road will be established from Northcote Road and trees and screening maintained to front onto Whalley Road to the south and east of the site.

Lancashire Telegraph: The development plotThe development plot (Image: Google)

“The development aim is to intensify residential development to the north of Langho village within easy reach of the Northern Rail at Langho station.

“Our development will complement the success of the adjacent residential development off Longsight Road which has proven to be a popular and modern development of residential properties.

“Oaktree Developments aim to achieve high quality design in their properties. They focus on smaller hamlet style developments and seek to promote better spaces to live, that function well and be visually attractive with good architecture, layout and effective landscaping, respecting the site, its features and local vernacular, sympathetic to the local character of the surrounding area.

“The site will feature railings and a sense of ‘gated’ enclosure that will promote a safe and secure site.”

The plans will see the creation of 24 parking spaces, and each home will have its own garden.

The plans, which were submitted in June last year were approved at the end of April.