THE regeneration of Burnley Wood is set to be completed after town hall chiefs were given the go-ahead to buy and demolish homes in three more streets.

Last remaining properties in Branch Road, Hampden Street and Nuttall Street will be razed to the ground as part of the £410,000 scheme.

Councillors on Burnley’s Executive committee authorised town hall officers to exercise the compulsory purchase powers at Tuesday night’s meeting.

It will be a continuation of a wider scheme which has already seen dilapidated houses knocked down to make way for new homes.

Executive Councillor Roger Frost said: “This is an important step for Burnley Wood, because it confirms that the council is following through on its promises.

“We said that we would finish the work that we had started on particular blocks and development sites, and this is what we are doing here.”

Doncaster-based developers Keepmoat are already on site, building new homes, and a strong partnership is in place with Accent Group housing association.

Burnley Council wants to increase the number and variety of homes available, promote accessible and usable outdoor spaces, create a safe, secure, welcoming and healthy environment, complement other regeneration work, revitalise the housing market and develop a sustainable neighbourhood.