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Work to begin this month on 217-home development in Great Harwood

Keepmoat's scheme on Lyndon Playing Fields was approved in June

Keepmoat Homes held an information event at Great Harwood Golf Club about their plans to build 217 homes on Lyndon Playing Field. Artist's impression of the development

Works could begin before the New Year on a 217-home development on a playing fields site.

Keepmoat’s scheme on Lyndon Playing Fields, to the south of Harwood Lane in Great Harwood was awarded planning permission in June .

The development consists of 20 two- and three-bedroom bungalows, 37 two-bed houses, 102 three-bed houses and 58 four-bed houses.

A Keepmoat spokesperson said: “There is also open space, a replacement play area and an upgraded public footpath to be provided as part of the development.

“We are looking to make a start on site before Christmas.

“The first activities on site will consist of preparatory works, including securing the site, establishing the site compound and some preliminary groundworks.”

In a post on the Labour group Facebook page following an information event at Great Harwood golf club, councillors Gareth Molineux and Jenny Molineux, and county councillor Miles Parkinson said a number of local residents had already enquired about buying a new home on the site.

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