PLANS to create a housing development for older people on the site of a former sports and social club have been recommended for approval.
The Observer revealed in April how plans had been submitted to Hyndburn Council to build 13 bungalows on land off Moor Street, Clayton-le-Moors, which has been derelict since the club was demolished five years ago.
Documents showed the site previously had permission for 10 three-bedroom houses. However that expired in 2011. Planning officers at the council have now recommended the new plans be approved.
A report said: “Subject to a condition requiring material samples to be submitted, the proposal is considered to be acceptable in terms of its design, impact on the Mercer Park Conservation Area, impact on neighbouring amenity and with regard to highways matters.
“As such, the application is recommended for approval subject to conditions and the imposition of a Section 106 agreement.” No responses were received from neighbours and no highways objections were received. Gareth Storey Associates, agents for applicant Mr Ogden, said ownership of the bungalows would be restricted to people over the age of 55. The scheme was due to be approved at a planning committee meeting on Wednesday.