A couple are looking to build their “lifetime home” on the site of a house they have purchased in Ribchester.

Mr and Mrs J & O Wade have recently bought the property in White Carr Lane and are looking to demolish it, along with an agricultural building, to build a new house with a detached garage.

The current house is two-storeys and has three bedrooms having been built in the late 1980s.

It is bounded on three sides by Cowley Brook, a bridge over which gives access from the road.

Lancashire Telegraph: The proposal for the ground floorThe proposal for the ground floor (Image: Ribble Valley Borough Council)

A design and access statement by PGB Architectural Services said: “The applicants have recently bought this property to make it theirs and their growing family’s lifetime home.

“The concept of the design is to create a country residence which provides more privacy for the site, including privacy for the nearby neighbour and from the adjoining footpath.

“The materials chosen are to reflect the dominant materials in the area, i.e. random rubble walling with stone quoins; all with slate roofs.

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“The design has intended to create a Victorian double fronted farmhouse style, the main entrance feature being the key focal point when entering the house.

“The original house is a three-bedroom property but with a growing family, this is not enough. Similarly, as a lifetime home, the property is designed to accommodate multiple generations but also to evolve as the family grows.

Lancashire Telegraph: The proposal for the first floorThe proposal for the first floor (Image: Ribble Valley Borough Council)

“Building a lifetime home requires a huge commitment to ensure the property is sustainable, well insulated, and uses ground source heating.

“We believe this property is a sustainable replacement for a poorly built 1980s property and that care has been taken to create a design that sits well on the site and its wider setting.”

The ground floor of the new property will consist of a large kitchen/dining area, a playroom, a utility room, and a snug.

Upstairs there will be five bedrooms – one master bedroom with ensuite and dressing room; three standard sized bedrooms, and a guest bedroom.