NEW homes are set to rise from the ashes in a deprived and derelict part of town.
Plans for the Phoenix phase one development in West Accrington have been unveiled and submitted to Hyndburn Council by developer Haslam Homes.
And if planners give the application the go-ahead, construction work could begin as soon as November.
The development site is bounded by Blackburn Road, Leyland Street, Star Street and Oakbank Drive.
It will consist of 168 homes ranging in size from five-bedroom three-storey family homes to one-bedroom apartments.
Phoenix 1 is the first part of a two-stage regeneration of the area which includes the new £7.5M health centre on Black-burn Road.
Council leader Peter Britcliffe said: "When I first suggested Project Phoenix in 1999 it seemed a pipe dream.
"It is wonderful to know that the council and its partners are now making the dream a reality."
A total of 192 terraced omes were demolished to create the site and people currently living in the area will have access to the new homes at affordable prices.
Many of the designs have been created specifically for the Phoenix development by Haslam Homes.
The Phoenix 1 redevelopment is a partnership between the council, Elevate East Lancashire and Keepmoat Ltd.
Elevate's development manager Judith Furlon-ger said: "The first phase of the development will be tangible evidence of the further rejuvenation of West Accrington.
"New houses of different types and sizes will be provided, offering choices and options that do not currently exist for people who want to live in the area.
"The new homes will be well-designed, built to a high standard and energy-efficient.
"This will reduce running costs for residents.
"Together with the new health centre already being built, this is another key step in putting the heart back into the local community."