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Don’t be out-foxed! Houses at Foxhills development going fast!

Published: Wednesday, 12th December 2018

“Homes at the new Foxhills development next to our historic mill, Northlight, are being snapped up,” said Councillor Paul White, Leader of Pendle Council.

“In just over 12 weeks since the show home opened, 11 of the 35 homes have been sold, mostly off plan,” he stated.

The housing project is being led by PEARL, the pioneering company of Pendle Council and local contractor, developer and investor Barnfield Construction.

“PEARL, which stands for Pendle Enterprise And Regeneration Ltd, is leading regeneration in Pendle, including building a wider range of quality housing for local people.

“Income from houses sold will be ploughed back into future developments so that we can offer a wider housing choice in Pendle,” he explained.

Tim Webber, a PEARL board member and Managing Director for Barnfield, said:
“Demand for homes at Foxhills has been unprecedented.

 “It’s the perfect location, enjoying stunning views out to Pendle Hill and yet with excellent commuting links just minutes away on the M65,” explained Tim.

“Around this time of year visitors to housing developments naturally taper off, but we are still receiving high levels of visitors to Foxhills.
“People buying new homes on the development are on the whole from the local area,” he said.

Elaine Kendall is one of the buyers looking forward to moving into her new bungalow in February, having lived in the same house in Barrowford for the past 47 years.

Elaine said:
“We were delighted to view our bungalow for the first time this week and we can honestly say that what we saw far exceeded our expectations! 

“It is very light and spacious and the views to Pendle Hill from the kitchen and the patio doors in the lounge are breathtaking. 

“Having seen the superb finish achieved in the show home we’re confident that we have found the home of our dreams!

This week Elaine and her husband George met their new neighbour Phil Ghayour, who moved in at the weekend with his partner Chloe.

Phil said: “It’s amazing to have a view of Pendle Hill for our first home!

“The quality is very good and we’ve settled in already - it’s been cosy.”

They all met with Site Manager Mark Burnside who said:
“I think it’s a lovely development of mixed homes in a great location with superb views.”

All the three bedroom bungalows at Foxhills have been sold.

Details on this sought after new development, which includes two bedroom bungalows and three bedroom dormer bungalows and semi- detached homes, is on the Barnfield Homes website:

Councillor Paul White, who is also a PEARL board member, said:
 “The new development is next to PEARL’s flagship project at Northlight.

New buyers Elaine and George are already enjoying being close to Northlight and took part in the opening of The Garage, In-Situ’s new arts hub which includes an art library and pop up cinema.

“People can see the transformation that’s taking place to create a new learning, living, working, leisure and cultural destination for the North West at our iconic Lancashire mill.

“They want to be part of it,” he said.
“Being near to Northlight has had a very positive reaction from our local community,” agreed Tim.

A number of buyers have used the popular Help to Buy Scheme which makes quality housing more affordable.

People eligible for this government scheme can get a 20% interest free for 5 years loan from the government.

The buyer puts a 5% deposit down and therefore only needs to get a more affordable 75% mortgage.

Tim added:
“We’ve got a good mix of people buying new homes at Foxhills, from first time buyers, cash buyers, armed forces purchasers and downsizers.”

“And exciting new developments are on the way including 32 two and three bedroom family homes and bungalows at Langroyd Place off Skipton Road and new homes are being built at Greenfields View off Carry Lane,” he said.

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