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Blackburn 600 homes scheme approved by council

Blackburn 600 homes scheme approved by council

Senior councillors have given the go-ahead to a multi-million pound development of more than 600 family homes on the edge of a town.

An Image Of The Sort Of Homes Being Planned For Fishmoor (1)

The new housing - on four sites in south-east Blackburn near the M65’s Junction Five - will eventually cover 48 acres.

As Blackburn with Darwen Council’s executive board gave the scheme the green light, borough regeneration boss Cllr Phil Riley praised its mix of properties for sale, rent and shared ownership and social housing for affordable rent.

He said: “It will improve and increase the choice of ownership and tenure in the borough.We have started work on road improvement.”

The scheme has been developed by the Together Housing Group and Countryside Homes in partnership with the council.

The executive board approved the disposal of two sites to the joint partnership of Together Housing and Countryside Homes to build 192 homes. A third already owned by the social housing provider will see the construction of 200 houses.

The councillors also reserved a fourth, larger site owned by the council for future development of more than 200 homes.

Cllr John Slater, leader of the council Conservative group, said: “This is a large, concentrated development. I am concerned local roads will be overwhelmed.”

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