A family housing development is set to be be built on a industrial estate after the green light was given by councillors.
C & P Properties submitted a planning application to Hyndburn council to build the three-storey town houses at the West End Works on Norman Road in Oswaldtwistle.
The homes will include garages, one external car parking space and gardens and will be made up of six separate blocks with access off Norman Road.
Planning officers at the council had previously rejected earlier designs from the applicant where the layout included two blocks of terraced homes and some with limited garden space.
Simon Prideaux, chief planning officer, told a planning committee meeting last week the earlier design was ‘not good enough for the area’ and the outcome now is a ‘testament to sticking to your guns for a quality scheme’.
Five written objections were sent to the council citing concerns over extra traffic near to the junction with Blackburn Road and disruption caused by demolition and constructions. Lauren Ashworth, principle planning officer, told the meeting the site has been deemed ‘poor and unsuitable for modern day industry’ following a council study.
Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the proposals.
Coun Marlene Haworth said: “I am very, very familiar with the site and it is an absolute mess.
“It will be a vast improvement on the surrounding area.”