Trough Laithe is located west of Barrowford and within walking distance of both Barrowford and Nelson Town Centre’s shops, restaurants and services. New residents at Trough Laithe will help to increase footfall in the Town Centre, boosting the local High Street.
Nelson train station is just over a mile away from the site, providing services to Colne and Preston.
A total of 13 primary schools are located within a 2 mile walk of the application site; the closest being Barrowford Primary School and Barrowford St Thomas CE Primary School. Nelson and Colne College is also a short walk from the site.
Barrowford Surgery is situated within walking distance of the site.
The site will be accessed by Barrowford Road off Riverside Way.
As part of the outline planning permission granted in 2016, Northstone has agreed to contribute £250,000 for highway improvements at Junction 13 of the M65.
To accommodate the additional traffic generated by the development, as well as traffic to and from Riverside Business Park and the proposed expansion of Lomeshaye Industrial Estate, an off-site highway improvement scheme has already been delivered by Lancashire County Council to enhance the capacity of two roundabouts.
New development inevitably increases the number of people that use local services and infrastructure such as schools, GP surgeries and local roads. As part of the Outline Planning Permission granted in 2016, Northstone has agreed to contribute up to £1.3m to support local school provision. Northstone will continue to engage with Pendle Borough Council as the development advances to ensure these funds are deployed.
The site at present is predominantly farmland. By delivering a mix of planting, new habitats will be created across the site, adding to its biodiversity. Existing trees and hedgerows will be retained, where possible, while significant additional planting and landscaping will encourage birds, bees and insects.