Mil­lions to be spent on homes pro­ject

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

FIVE re­de­vel­op­ment sites have been iden­ti­fied for a multi-mil­lion pound new homes pro­ject in Rish­ton.

The plans for the re­de­vel­op­ment of the canal­side have been re­vealed by Hyn­d­burn Coun­cil.

Un­der the pro­pos­als, five sites have been iden­ti­fied for homes – Bridge­field Mill and Spring Mill on Spring Street, Vic­to­ria Mill, Wheatfield Mill and Rish­ton Mill on Parker Street, and Daisy Hill Mill on Ash­worth Street.

The plans state that the vi­sion for the pro­ject will be for ‘the for­mer mill sites trans­formed from in­dus­trial uses to new residential led de­vel­op­ment that ex­tend and in­te­grate with the ex­ist­ing neigh­bour­hoods along Spring Street and Parker Street.’

Pro­pos­als have been ap­proved by the cab­i­net and a four week public con­sul­ta­tion is be­ing planned.

Rish­ton coun­cil­lor and Port­fo­lio holder for Re­gen­er­a­tion and Hous­ing Clare Cleary said: “The draft has been pro­duced fol­low­ing two rounds of con­sul­ta­tion and the coun­cil is re­quired to carry out a four week con­sul­ta­tion.”

Coun­cil leader Miles Parkin­son said: “It’s ex­tremely pleas­ing to see progress is be­ing made.”

The Rish­ton canal side pro­ject is forecast to be com­pleted in 2026.

The pro­posed site for the Rish­ton canal­side de­vel­op­ment

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