Clitheroe jobs boost

Property jobs boost
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Around 400 jobs will be created when a new housing development is built in Clitheroe.

The jobs boost will come when Story Homes builds 130 new properties in Henthorn Road. The development is expected to help create the jobs directly and indirectly through the use of local sub-contractors and the supply chain.

Around 40 of the proposed properties will meet Ribble Valley Council’s objectives of providing affordable housing for local people.

Martin Nugent, Story Homes planner, said: “Our reputation has been built on designing and building homes which contribute to the character of the local area and our scheme in Clitheroe is no different.

“Naturally we took on board feedback from the local community and their comments were used to help shape our final design submissions.”

The scheme was given the go ahead initially two years ago and since then final details have been thrashed out between the developer and those interested in the scheme.

The developer believes the homes will be sought after since the Ribble Valley came second in the list of happiest places to live in a recent survey by the Office of National Statistics.

Martin added: “It’s no surprise the Ribble Valley scored so highly in the ONS report, it is a beautiful area of the country.’’

Story Homes will also make financial contributions towards local education and a package of improvements to footpaths, cycle paths and highways will be tied into a travel plan for the area.