A man has submitted plans to build a large family home on a vacant plot in Clitheroe.

Matt Holmes, from Whalley, wants to build the house, which could have up to five bedrooms, in Ribblesdale Avenue.

A design and access statement submitted to Ribble Valley Borough Council said the site is within a “suburban housing estate” on the outskirts of Clitheroe.

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The development site is a corner plot of “under-utilised” land surrounded by detached properties on two sides and then Ribblesdale Avenue and Knuck Knowles Drive on the others.

The proposal is for the house to have an open-plan kitchen, dining, and garden lounge to the rear; utility/boot room with external access; large double garage; study/home office; separate lounge/snug; and four/five bedrooms, including a master suite.

The statement said: “The design of the house has taken reference from the local vernacular. It is designed to use a mixture of materials that will be high quality, robust and sustainable for the development, that will reflect the character of the surrounding dwellings, while adding visual interest to the site and locality as a whole.

“The proposed dwelling will occupy the central part of the site and not surpass the agreed front building line of the previously accepted planning decision, which will maintain the line of the street scene.

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“The design will adopt several sustainability practices such as rainwater harvesting system to reuse the water for a variety of purposes. The heating to the proposed will be supplied by an air source heat pump.”

It added the proposal had been thoughtfully put together to fulfil Mr Holmes’ requirements and family needs and to produce a home of enhanced quality and appearance that compliments the street’s existing buildings.

To view the plans in full and to leave a comment, visit the council’s planning website.