New Homes Proposed at Lenches Road & Knotts Lane, Colne

This website includes information about our housing proposals for Colne and invites you to provide your feedback to us.

The proposals relate to an area of land between Lenches Road and Knotts Lane, on the edge of Colne.

Gleeson Homes has acquired an interest in the land and now wishes to bring it forward for residential development to meet local housing needs.

What is Proposed?

  • Gleeson are currently preparing a full planning application which will be submitted to Pendle Borough Council for 106 homes.
  • A mix of 2/3/4 bed homes will be provided, ensuring that the development is suitable for a wide range of household types and sizes.
  • A new vehicle access will be provided from Lenches Road. New pedestrian links will be formed to the west of the site to Knotts Lane, providing good accessibility to the town and allowing for access to existing bus services.
  • The development will include areas of landscaping and will retain the trees along Knotts Lane.
  • It has recently been acknowledged that there is a sizeable shortfall in housing supply in the Borough, and these proposals will assist in the delivery of new homes in Pendle.

About Gleeson Homes

Gleeson builds a range of affordable homes for sale to people who would otherwise be unable to afford a new home, thereby helping them onto the property ladder. Gleeson funds all of its own projects, allowing development to take place without reliance on Government investment.

Gleeson’s homes are priced so that they can be afforded by 90% of local couples in full time employment.  Between July 2020 and December 2020, 4 out of 5 of the Company’s customers were first-time buyers.  The Company also provides a number of special sales packages for key workers and armed forces employees.

All Gleeson homes are built to a high standard.  All Gleeson homes hold a 2-year defects warranty and also benefit from a 10-year structural warranty with our insurance provider, NHBC.

Gleeson understands the importance of involving the community before and after the construction of new developments and leaving a legacy once the works are complete.  This includes engagement with local schools and ensuring construction job opportunities benefit local people.  Gleeson also refuse to sell homes to landlords, thus ensuring homes are occupied by owners who become stakeholders in the development.


The dwellings will be of a conventional two-storey design and have a mix of materials.  Walling will be a mix of different brick types, and roofing will comprise tiles.  The design will seek to complement and enhance much of the surrounding area in terms of form, scale and materiality, with proposed additional detailing to further enhance the proposed streetscape.

Traffic and Access

The planning application for the site will include a report that addresses the traffic that will be generated by the development.  It is a requirement of national and local planning policy that new housing proposals should include safe and suitable access for all users and any significant impacts on the local highway network are mitigated.

A new vehicle access will be provided from Lenches Road. The proposals will include new cycle and footpath links to provide good accessibility to Colne town centre and to existing bus stops, as well as enabling better street lighting and safe pedestrian crossing points.

In addition, a Travel Plan will be provided that promotes the use of sustainable transport modes and seeks to minimise the use of the car.

School and Health Infrastructure

The Council will consider the capacity of existing schools and health facilities if the application is approved.  In the event that facilities need to be improved to accommodate the needs of the development, then such improvements will be funded through financial contributions.

The scheme also has the ability to fund improvements to sustainable transport, community sports facilities and pubic greenspace, should they be required.

Construction Impacts

Gleeson always seeks to respect the community and protect the environment in new projects. The Local Planning Authority (Pendle Borough Council) will also impose conditions on the planning approval for the site to protect the local community in respect of noise, dust and hours of operation.  A Construction Management Plan will also be produced.

What will the Development Bring to the Area?

  • Development of low-cost housing for sale of a high-quality build standard suitable for different household sizes.
  • Housing development in a sustainable location within a convenient walking distance of local shops and services, including public transport.
  • Enhanced tree planting and habitat creation for local wildlife.
  • Employment generation and increased spending during the construction period.
  • Increase in local spending power for shops and services in the area.

What Happens Next?

We would welcome your views and comments on our proposals.

Once the planning application is made valid by the Council, you will also have the opportunity to send your comments directly to Pendle Borough Council via their Public Access website.

You can send your comments on the proposals directly to us in the following ways:

Post: Please post any comments to:
Colne Consultation
Peacock + Smith
Central House
47 St Paul’s Street

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Your feedback and comments are appreciated.


Colne, Lancashire


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