Plans to build four houses on land in Oswaldtwistle have been withdrawn.
Proposals submitted to Hyndburn council by Mr M Haworth to construct the four houses with eight parking spaces on land at the rear of Milton Street, were pulled before they reached the Hyndburn council planning committee.
Twelve letters of objection were received by residents of Milton Street who raised concerns about bats nesting in trees in the area and the effect of the application on the Foxhill nature reserve.
One resident said: “The back alley directly behind our properties is not owned by Mr Haworth, it is essential for refuse collection and emergency services vehicles.”
The agent for the application Anthony Flanagan said: “The letters of objection had nothing to do with the application being pulled.
“United Utilities are a statutory planning consultee, and they’ve found a brick culvert which didn’t show up on any surveys, which has an impact on what we can and can’t do.
“I advised my client to allow me time to deal with it to see if there’s any way we can move forward.”
The plans for the properties were submitted in January, but were withdrawn on April 8.