A couple’s plans to demolish a bungalow and build a two-storey house with a garage and granny annexe in its place have been approved.

Mr and Mrs Holmes sought to develop the new house on Rimington Lane, Rimington and submitted an application to Ribble Valley Borough Council back in August.

The plans, which are described as a “replacement family home that fits the needs of the client’s family now and caters for their future aspirations”, were accepted by the council on December 1 and work can now begin.

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A design statement submitted to the council said: “The extant approval is for a large Georgian style dwelling, with the main living accommodation being spread over three floors, with a one and half storey granny annexe and garage adjoining this.

“The primary element of this design accommodates the main living and bedroom spaces and would be two-and-a-half storeys high. The low-level roof and horizontal emphasis of this form reflects that of Pendle Hill.

Lancashire Telegraph: The profile of the proposed houseThe profile of the proposed house (Image: Sunderland Peacock Architects)

“The annexe, link, and garage have been kept single storey to appear subservient to the main house, with the link set down further than the garage to maintain views through the site towards Pendle Hill and create a sense of hierarchy.

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“These factors make for a proposal that is befitting of this prominent plot at the gateway to Rimington and as such will enhance the local area.”

The council responded positively to the pre-application that was submitted and there were no major concerns raised in the decision notice.

The annexe must be used as an “extended family unit” and not as a separate unit of living accommodation by way of sub-letting.

Work must begin on the site within the three year time period.