PLANS to build three-storey houses on vacant land close to Radcliffe town centre have been lodged.

MaiRose Property Developments Ltd intend to build three houses, on land next to 34 James Street North are designed over three storeys, with the third floor using the loft space with vaulted ceilings and rear dormers.

The site is described as an ‘infill plot’ close to similar homes.

A design and access statement in support of the application, said: “The scale and nature of the proposed development is in keeping with similar housing development along James Street North and is in accordance with the general pattern and character of the surrounding built environment.

“The proposed development does not result in any loss of amenity to surrounding properties and has been designed using a traditional architectural language and application of materials, which is familiar to the surrounding area and is intended to provide a sensitive infill development.”

The application states that each house will provided with outdoor space, with the street facing boundaries to be provided with a traditional railings.

The scheme does not include any car parking within the footprint of the homes which the developers say ‘is consistent with the majority of development along James Street North’.

The report adds: “If residents do own a car then they will be able to park on street outside their property as there is generally good spare capacity.”

The site is within the designated ‘Radcliffe Renewal Area’ and ‘Radcliffe town centre’ by Bury’s unitary development plan.

In conclusion, the application says the plans have ‘an array of benefits’ which include ‘providing high quality housing and making a contribution to Bury’s housing supply’ and ‘providing built frontage to this part of James Street North’.

Planners will decide on the plans at a date yet to be decided.