Plans have gone in for a £5.5million development that could see 32 new homes built in Burnley.

As part of its ongoing plans to regenerate parts of south-west Burnley, Calico Homes has submitted a planning application to build 32 new homes in the Barclay Hills area on Villiers Street.

The proposed development site is on the land of a former housing estate, which was demolished around 20 years ago.

The properties will be a mixture of bungalows, and two and three-bedroom houses, with private gardens, and have access to parking and electric charging points.

All properties will be available for affordable rent and rent to buy.

The development will cost around £5.5million which is being funded by Homes England, the government’s housing and regeneration agency which is investing in the construction of new homes.

Wendy Malone, group director of property at Calico Homes said: ‘We’re extremely excited to be putting forward proposals for new homes in an area we have continued to invest in.

“The area has had recent issues with anti-social behaviour, in which we have been working with Burnley Council to resolve issues such as fly-tipping, and we believe this proposed development will continue our efforts to improve the area.”

This is the latest development by Calico Homes in the south-west area of Burnley, with construction under way on Kinross Street which will see 61 affordable homes completed later this year.

In addition to its new homes’ developments, Calico Homes is also investing £25million in improving its existing homes across Burnley and Padiham over a five-year period.

A survey by tenants has determined which type of work will be carried out to existing homes.

The planning application was submitted to Burnley Council’s development control team.