Two parcels of grassland in a former council estate are to set be developed as 32 affordable homes.

The Calico Group has applied for planning permission for the housing at Barclay Hills, off Villiers Street in Burnley.

The site is located within a residential area with housing already owned by the housing association.

The 32 properties will be made up of six different house types including two bungalows which will be suitable for elderly residents.

A supporting statement submitted to Burnley Council with the planning application says: "The site is 1.8 miles from Burnley town centre and is 10 minute drive or a 35 minute walk.

"The site is located within a residential area and the design of the dwellings will be sympathetic to the wider surroundings, following the stone vernacular as the immediate surroundings is of poor architectural quality.

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"The site is close to Rose Grove Train Station (0.8 miles) and there are bus stops within walking distance from the site which connect to various towns and villages in and around Burnley.

"The site is 1.8 miles from Junction 9 of the M65 and four miles from the A56 which leads into the M66.

"The site is located on the Barclay Hills estate which was designed and constructed in the early 1970’s for Burnley council.

"The design and layout of the estate is in a Radburn style.

"The estate sits within a park-like setting and comprises of a network of homes adjacent to narrow pathways and spaces.

"The Radburn philosophy was to create an estate that was safe for pedestrians but resulted in roads and car parks being some distance from houses which has subsequently raised concerns regarding accessibility, isolation and safety.

"The site is made up of two parcels of unused grassland.

"Giving a new use to the site will have a positive effect on the safety of pedestrians in the immediate vicinity.

"The submitted scheme reflects the applicant’s full commitment to an inclusive society in which nobody is disadvantaged and where physical barriers and exclusions are designed out.

"The philosophy of the design is to ensure that the need of people with impairments is considered as an integral part of the development process.

"By developing an inclusive environment the scheme shall have positive effect on society by benefitting the increasing elderly population."