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Working in close consultation with its partners, Burnley Borough Council, English Heritage and The Prince’s Foundation, St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has submitted an outline planning application for an exciting mixed-use development at the former Lambert Howarth site in Burnley.

The development will deliver 168 homes, new retail space and offices at the seven-acre site. The proposals have been welcomed by local politicians as ‘fantastic’ news and a ‘big boost’ for the town.

The plans allow for the retention and incorporation of the façade of Finsley Gate Mill into the future development. This will ensure the new development is in-keeping with the surrounding Weaver’s Triangle conservation area and retains as much of Burnely’s industrial heritage as is possible.

Richard Bakes, development manager at St. Modwen said: “We are very excited at the prospect of regenerating this superb canal-side location in a way which reflects the historical context of the site, but will create new, modern accommodation for the people of Burnley to enjoy.

“We take the heritage qualities of the area very seriously and have worked closely with our partners to get to this stage. We look forward to pressing ahead to deliver what will be an outstanding development.”

Councillor Charlie Briggs, leader of Burnley Council, said: “I have had a look at the plans and I’m very excited by what I saw, I think all the residents in that area will be pleased. This is a fantastic thing for Burnley.

“We have got developers interested in the Weavers Triangle and St. Modwen thought it was the right time for them to press on.

“It is a big boost for the town, with the Oval shopping centre development and the Weavers Triangle it is good for Burnley.”

Subject to obtaining the necessary consents from Burnley Borough Council it is hoped that a programme of works will start next spring.