A controversial planning application to build 27 homes has been approved by Hyndburn council’s planning committee.
Plans to build the homes on land off Foxwood Chase, Deer Park in Huncoat were approved on Wednesday, March 16 despite more than 20 objections.
The application was a resubmission of plans by developer Morris Homes, rejected by Hyndburn council in 2014 and then dismissed on appeal by the planning inspectorate.
Residents of Badger Close as well as ward councillor Eamonn Higgins spoke against the application.
Recommending it for approval, officers said the new proposal addressed concerns raised about the impact on neighbours and a distance of 30 metres between the properties including a tree boundary was proposed.
Coun Bill Pinder criticised the application and the decision by Morris Homes to fell trees, which we reported last September .
Mr Tony McAteer spoke on behalf of Morris Homes in favour of the application.
He said: “The development would not be out of keeping with this part of Hyndburn, the proposals are well in excess of separation distances.
“A mix of houses are proposed and the application site is in a sustainable location.”
The decision was approved by a majority of the committee.