PLANS to build a 'small development of new homes' off Manchester Road, Barnoldswick, have been submitted to Pendle Council.

Applicant, Daryll Barnes, has applied for permission in principle - to establish the principle of six new homes for the grounds of High Lea. The proposed site is outside the development limits of the town and is classed as open countryside.

In documents submitted with the application, Building Elements Ltd states being outside the town's built-up limits 'does not mean the development would be detrimental or isolated in any way'.

It states: "The location is within walking distance of Barnoldswick town centre and near to a bus route to the centre and on to other towns in the area."

Access will be via the existing way off Manchester Road to the existing property, but widened.

The document continues: "The addition of six dwellings to the overall site would represent a low density on the remainder of the site which is 1.1 acre. This would allow and abundance of space to create generously sized gardens and external amenity space.

"This along with sympathetic design with renewable technologies would create a picturesque, sustainable small development. The benefits of this proposal near a key service centre represent a sustainable development for the area and merit an approval."