More than 100 new homes are set to be built in the next phase of a £55 million scheme.
Project Phoenix – a former Housing Market Renewal Scheme – is currently revitalising the areas of West Accrington and Church with the first two phases completed.
The redevelopment is being managed by Keepmoat Homes in partnership with Hyndburn council, the Homes and Communities Agency and Great Places Housing Group.
The third phase, also known as Phoenix Place, will see 103 new high-quality homes built to the south of Blackburn Road.
These will include a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes and a number of bungalows.
The majority of the homes will be for private sale, however 20 are to be let for ‘affordable rent’ by Great Places Housing Group.
Gareth Roberts, operations director for Keepmoat Homes, said: “I am immensely proud of our achievements to date within West Accrington and Church and look forward to continuing that track record on Phoenix Place.
“Interest seems to be growing in the development and, given its prominent location on a key route into Accrington. It is an attractive gateway into the town.”
Keepmoat bosses said the previous two phases of the scheme saw the development of more than 100 high-quality new homes which offered both local residents and newcomers to the area ‘a greater level of housing quality and choice’ and a ‘step-change in their future housing aspirations’.
The plots have been purchased by Great Places and distributed throughout the scheme to ‘encourage an inclusive and tenure-blind environment across the neighbourhood’.
Keepmoat said Phoenix Places will help ‘transform the local housing market and redefine long-standing perceptions of the neighbourhood’.
A spokesperson said: “This represents a significant improvement in the West Accrington and Church neighbourhood, which previously suffered from acute low demand, abandonment and socio-economic deprivation but has now become a vibrant and sustainable place where people have and will continue to choose to live, work and invest now and in the future.”
Coun Clare Cleary, portfolio holder for regeneration, said the feedback from the community is ‘very positive’.