Developer resubmits plans for elderly people's bungalows

Plans for this site in Barrow have been resubmitted.
Plans for this site in Barrow have been resubmitted.
Share this article

An application to build 20 bungalows for the elderly and nine affordable apartments has been submitted.

The proposal, which will be considered by members of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s planning committee, is a resubmitted application for a site off Sheepfold Crescent in Barrow.

The previous application was refused in November and the applicants have lodged an appeal against this decision.

“The reason for this resubmitted application is that the applicants believe that the two reasons given for opposing the development on the earlier application can now no longer be supported,” said Brian Sumner, of Avalon Town Planning. “Those two reasons relate to conflict with the development plan housing policies and the over supply of housing in Barrow.”

Mr Sumner added: “This scheme has economic and social benefits by the provision of elderly bungalows and affordable housing units.

"The site is well related to the existing settlement at Barrow being enclosed, as it is, by development and the A59. As such there is no identified significant harm to the character or appearance of the area or to the visual amenity of the area.”