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Beck submits Lancashire housing plans

Lancashire-based property developer Beck Homes has submitted plans to Ribble Valley Borough Council to build 165 homes in the Primrose area of Clitheroe in a project worth £10 million.

Working with the borough council and Lancashire County Council, the firm is looking to convert the old Primrose Mill into flats and redevelop the disused industrial sites north of Woone Lane for a mixed-use housing scheme.

The scheme will feature one, two, three and four-bedroom houses.

The parkland surrounding the historic Primrose Lodge will also be restored, creating a public park for the new housing, linked to the town centre by a footpath.

Beck Homes’ planning consultant John Willcock said: "This landmark project, using a previously developed site, will restore the Lodge and adjacent historic Mill to their former glory whilst at the same time providing new homes in a popular area, highly accessible from the rest of the town.”

If approved, work on the site is expected to start early in the new year, with the first homes being ready by autumn 2009.