Move to demolish house

Rossendale Free Press - - News -

DE­VEL­OP­ERS have got the green light to demolish a de­tached house - and re­place it with up to nine new ones.

Out­line plan­ning per­mis­sion was granted for the plans for Hawthorne House in Eden­field with a sin­gle ac­cess road to be built from Rochdale Road.

De­vel­op­ers had orig­i­nally hoped for ad­di­tional road ac­cess from Hawthorne Av­enue, but re­moved this from the ap­pli­ca­tion af­ter ob­jec­tions from res­i­dents.

All seven mem­bers voted in favour of the pro­pos­als at the de­vel­op­ment con­trol com­mit­tee meet­ing.

While a full ap­pli­ca­tion will still need to be sub­mit­ted, out­line per­mis­sion has been granted.

The de­tached house sits on vast grounds and con­tains sev­eral pro­tected species of trees.

John Holt, ar­chi­tect and agent, as­sured the com­mit­tee that all of these would be re­tained as part of any de­vel­op­ment.

He said: “This is a rel­a­tively mod­est proposal which would pro­vide much needed hous­ing in a highly sus­tain­able lo­ca­tion.”

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