Builders reveal details of Clitheroe 270 new homes plan

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Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has announced initial details for a controversial 270-home development off Henthorn Road, Clitheroe.

The development – to be called Ribble Meadows – is a collaboration between Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Homes.

In a press release, Taylor Wimpey said it would be offering 135 homes in a range of two, three and four-bedroom designs, with a provision of affordable housing.

Anthony Mansfield, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, said: “Clitheroe has proved an incredibly popular location for prospective buyers and this latest development will bring so many more options, particularly with the new Help to Buy scheme.”

The Government-backed Help to Buy initiative will be available for eligible purchasers at Ribble Meadows, enabling buyers to secure a property up to the value of £600,000 with just a 5% deposit. The scheme also provides the buyer with a 20% equity loan, meaning they only require a 75% loan to value mortgage.

Mr Mansfield added: “Together with the homes and schemes, a considerable number of jobs will also be created during the build process and we will be working with the council to provide investment in the area as a whole.

“With building set to begin in the coming months, we would urge any interested buyers to get in touch and register their interest in the development sooner rather than later.”

Anyone seeking more information on Ribble Meadows or the new Help to Buy scheme can visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk or call 01254 915953 to register your interest.

There was considerable local opposition to the proposal to build the 270-home development off Henthorn Road, one of a string of large scale housing developments proposed for the town in recent years.

Ribble Valley Borough Council refused the planning application, submitted by Gladman Developments, but that decision was overruled on appeal by a Government planning inspector.

Since then another application has been submitted, seeking outline permission for up to 140 houses on another site off Henthorn Road.