BLACKBURN'S Shadsworth Estate is to get 25 new 'high-quality' homes.

Together Housing, in partnership with Place Capital Group, has submitted plans for the development on the 1950s former council scheme.

They will be built on the on the disused Gleneagles sheltered accommodation site in Shadsworth.

The social homes provider proposes to build eight one-bedroom apartments, 10 two-bedroom flats, four three-bed houses and three four-bedroom houses.

All of them will be let for affordable rent.

Together Housing promises the properties will be 'high-quality' and provide much-needed and spacious family housing, along with homes for individuals and couples, to meet a clear demand for more affordable housing in the Blackburn area.

It said the plan followed close consultation with local residents since autumn 2021 as part of the organisation’s Place Shaping plans which will see £20million of investment into the Shadsworth Estate with a clear focus on shaping the areas residents have said are most important to them.

The previous building on the site – which has recently been demolished – remained vacant for several years.

As part of Together Housing’s commitment to develop sustainable communities, highly energy efficient new homes will be built on site each fitted with solar panels and air source heat pumps.

The plans also include improved parking, highway upgrades, bike storage, private gardens, and characterful landscaping to create a rich bio-diverse environments.

The new homes form part of a larger programme of investment Shadsworth which includes a new youth hub, upgrades to the park off Rothesay Road, investment in existing homes, tree planting, benches and bins, and improved walking and cycling routes.

Matthew Newman, assistant director for place shaping at Together Housing, said: “We want to ensure our residents feel their community is somewhere they can take deep pride in.

"The former sheltered housing site, Gleneagles, is a key area of improvement outlined in our place shaping plans.

"It was important that we acted on the feedback we received from residents about how the community could benefit from investment so that our proposals reflected those views before submitting to the council.

“Residents have been open and honest about what they want to see from this investment and we’re eager to deliver these changes to create a lasting community in Shadsworth.”