The building of further homes in a Ribble Valley village could be back on the cards after plans were re-submitted to the council.

Lisa Quinn-Jones submitted proposals to the council last year for three self-build bungalows in The Warren, Hurst Green.

The Warren already has nine affordable homes for those aged over 55 following the development of a shared ownership scheme.

Ms Quinn-Jones saw her plans for three more homes on land off to the side of this development knocked back by the council in September 2022.

They were concerned the development was not for that of local needs and they could appear “incongruous”, undermining the “character and visual amenities of the immediate area.”

The plans have now been altered to just have two homes, a two-bed and a three-bed, and the proposed materials and design will be sympathetic to the development’s location.

A planning statement said: “In an attempt to resolve the reasons for the refusal, the proposal has been significantly amended in the following ways as confirmed by submitted plan.

“The proposal has been reduced from three self-build bungalows to two, comprising a mix of one two-bed and one three-bed unit.

"This is a reduction in numbers, a mix of housing type, and ultimately a reduction in the built form and thereby reducing the visual impact.

“The applicant is willing to enter into a legal agreement to ensure the land to the north would not be developed and remain as open shrubland as well as an agreement to ensure the units would be for self-build parts and an over-55 age restriction.

“The proposed materials and design could be effectively controlled to be sympathetic to the locality, and in fact contribute to the area with use of natural materials that would be traditional to the area of outstanding natural beauty.”

Lancashire County Council’s highways team have not raised any objections to the access plans.

Anyone wishing to comment on the application can do so via the council’s website.