Construction begins on 239 Pendle homes

Northstone has begun construction of 239 energy-efficient homes in Barrowford.

The 23-acre development, named Keld, received planning permission in June. The site will feature a range of homes from two-bed cottages to four-bed properties, and 20% of the site will be a combination of shared ownership and affordable rent.

Under the outline permission for the site, Northstone and parent company Peel L&P will contribute towards local school provision, highways work at J13 of the M65, and improving public transport in the area. The scheme will also complement the surrounding countryside and improve pedestrian routes and cycleways for the existing community.

Craig Nutter, commercial director at Northstone said: "Homes at Keld will be suitable for first-time buyers, families and downsizers and we’re pleased to have worked with the council to secure homes that will also help to meet the area’s affordable housing needs in partnership with a registered provider."

The word Keld derives from old English and means deep, smooth, still part of a river. The name was inspired by Pendle Water, located nearby the site.

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