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Final piece in jigsaw for Whitefield's 10 year transformation – let's party!

Published: Thursday, 10th September 2015

Everyone's welcome to Whitefield, Nelson this Saturday 12th September 1.30pm – 4.00pm to celebrate the end of the area's 10 year transformation

The free community event is the last piece of the jigsaw in the multi-million pound transformation of historic Whitefield.

The event has been organised by Pendle Council with support from Whitefield Community Forum, Liberata, Great Places and Pendle developer, Barnfield.

An attractive linear park with trees and seating areas at the heart of Whitefield will be officially opened by Pendle's Mayor, Councillor Nawaz Ahmed at 2.30pm.

The Mayor will also cut the ribbon on Every Street, opening it up to traffic for the first time in many years.

Councillor Iqbal said:  "This will make Whitefield much better connected and no longer a cul-de-sac.

"We've been working with  Lancashire County Council in the  re-opening of Every Street.

"It's what residents have been wanting for some time," he explained.

Tim Webber, Managing Director of Barnfield said: "This event marks the end of a historic chapter for Whitefield and the completion of a very ambitious project of which, as a Pendle contractor who has undertaken the renovation work on  the houses, we're very proud."

At the event short heritage tours of the area will be led by Rosemary Lyons, Pendle Council's expert on conservation.

And children can take part in a eye spy quiz with their families, around the conservation area.

There'll be free refreshments, stalls and the chance for people to say why they love Whitefield, with a draw for fifteen people to win one of the stylish deckchairs sponsored by Barnfield.

At the event, local residents and would-be house buyers will be able to see how the Victorian terraces have been totally transformed with  a viewing home open  on Every Street.

Anyone interested in moving into the neighbourhood can also view homes and their modern interiors at our web gallery: www.pendle.gov.uk/whitefield

Whitefield Councillor, Asjad Mahmood said: 

"With a brand new £9m infant and nursery school, rated Outstanding by Ofsted and beautifully restored heritage houses and newly built homes, Whitefield is a wonderful place to live and bring up a family!"

Property details are available: 

  • From Number One Market Street Nelson (opposite Nelson Library)
  • By calling Liberata's Property Services on (01282) 878934 or 878939 
  • On Rightmove keying in the postcode BB97HA

Councillor Nadeem Ahmed, who lives and works in Whitefield said:

"I've lived in Whitefield all my life!

"It's a great neighbourhood! It's so close to Nelson's improved town centre and yet near to Victoria Park, and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

"Whitefield also has stunning views of Pendle Hill," he added.

Pendle Council worked in partnership with Liberata and Barnfield Construction to design, renovate and refurbish terraced houses in Whitefield.

PEARL, the pioneering joint venture development company between Pendle Council and Barnfield Investment Properties completed 14 spacious new family friendly homes called Marsden Rise.

A show home in the new development of Great Places homes for affordable shared ownership by the linear park will be open, too.

The houses are available to rent and buy, through an affordable home ownership scheme called Plumlife, from Great Places.

Great Places also bought 18 terraced houses in Whitefield from Pendle Council which have been totally refurbished as affordable homes to rent.

Prices of houses in the conservation area have been reduced in time for the event.

Attractive stone built two bedroom terraces now start at £72,000 rising to £124,950 for a four bedroom house with the incentive of a 32 inch flat screen TV if a house purchase is completed by 31 November.

For further information please contact: Sarah Lee, Communications Manager, Chief Executive's Policy Unit, Pendle Council, Town Hall, Market Street, Nelson, BB9 7LG 

Tel: 01282 661988

Email: sarah.lee@pendle.gov.uk