MORE than 250 Burnley homes are set to get a £2million makeover as part of a major ‘facelifting’ programme.

Under the proposed scheme external improvements will be made to 265 properties in the Burnley Wood, Southwest Burnley, Daneshouse and Gannow areas.

And a further 211 properties in Burnley Wood, Southwest Burnley, Daneshouse and Piccadilly could also be improved if council workers have the time and resources to get to them during the next year.

The facelifting programme is being made possible thanks to £2,443,750 of Elevate funding and a £324,000 Housing Capital Grant.

Councillors are now expected to rubber-stamp the plans when Burnley Council’s executive committee meets on Tuesday.

Coun Martin Smith is the executive member for regeneration and economic development.

He said: “The facelifting programme has been really successful so far and because of that succes we have been able to bring more properties into the programme that had been earmarked for future years.

“We can get more and more done because areas do benefit from facelifting.

“It does improve the quality of the properties and gives a better impression to people coming into the areas. We are spending as much as we can on the programme.”

Once approved, work will be carried out on the fronts and rear yards at houses in Parliament Street and Branch Road.

Similar work will also take place in Bruce Street, Arran Street and Elmwood Street.

Homes in Rectory Road, Ardwick Street, Pheasantford Street and Cobden Street, will be spruced up and properties in Keith Street will also be targeted as part of the initiative.

In a report to the executive committee, officers said the main objective was to make Burnley a ‘place of choice’.

The report said: “The continued delivery of the facelift schemes will improve the external appearance of a block, assist in raising property values and assist in stabilising the housing market in the areas.