Northstone has since acquired the first phase of the site and is now preparing a reserved matters application for around 250 homes located across the southern portion of the site.
The homes approved at Trough Laithe make an important contribution towards meeting the five-year housing land supply in Pendle Borough Council. Northstone is committed to delivering new, high quality homes at the site which meet the needs of local people.
Against that background, Northstone has launched a public consultation on its forthcoming reserved matters application for phase one of the development.
Barrowford Parish Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan, which will guide development in the Parish over the coming years. The Plan, which is being voted on in the coming weeks, states the following in relation to the required mix of housing for the area:
To meet the needs of all sections of the community, house types are required that cater for people from the cradle to the grave, allowing for a first step onto the property ladder for younger people, for upsizing as family size determines, and downsizing as children leave home so that family properties can become available again. This approach to diversity in housing would allow villagers to remain in the village throughout their lives, meeting their needs as they change, and will where possible be underpinned by policies within the Neighbourhood Plan. The types of housing required are covered by Pendle’s Local Plan Policies LIV3 and LIV4.