Plans to build four bungalows on an overgrown residential plot in Longridge have been approved by the council.

Mr S Redman submitted plans to Ribble Valley Borough Council in November to develop the area of land on Neville Street to bring it “back into positive use.”

The bungalows have been designed as accessible and adaptable homes, incorporating features that make the properties potentially suitable for a wide range of occupants, including the elderly, those with reduced mobility, and wheelchair users.

A design statement submitted to the council said: “It is proposed to demolish the existing two-storey dwelling and brick outbuilding on the site and develop four small bungalows, two on the Neville Street frontage and two on the Fleet Street frontage.

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“All four properties would have permeable block paving on their frontage and a small area of amenity space to the rear.

“As well as kitchen and living room space, and a master bedroom, they feature a modest additional second habitable room. This is intended to provide flexible living space that can de deployed as required by the individual or couple occupying the dwelling.

“This could be a snug or a study and to provide some additional storage space, a particular challenge when downsizing from a larger family dwelling and wanting to keep treasured possessions.”

Despite the approval from the council, one objection was received from a neighbour who felt the site was too small for four bungalows.

They said: “I am completely flabbergasted regarding the comment that Neville Street is a quiet cul-de-sac. Are they having a laugh? It’s horrendous getting in and out of the street.”

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The planning statement continued by saying the development will replace a “currently derelict and unattractive site” with four “well-designed, small bungalows.”

It adds that they have been designed in such a way that they will have no adverse effects on neighbouring properties.

The applicant now has three years to begin work on the site.