Gleeson Homes approved to build new homes in Accrington

North West based housebuilder Gleeson has been given permission to build 46 new homes at Miller Fold in Accrington after councillors unanimously agreed to the development.

The site will soon become a mixture of spacious 2, 3 and 4 bedroom semi and detached homes anticipated to start from around £105,000.  The Government backed Help to Buy scheme will ensure that many of these homes will be cheaper to buy than local Council rent levels.

Steve Gamble, Group Land and Planning Director at Gleeson, said “We are delighted that we have been given the go ahead to develop the site.  Local people will be pleased to hear that our new homes are extremely affordable and in most cases, it is cheaper to buy than to rent”.

The site had previously attracted various levels of anti-social behaviour, much to the annoyance of local residents.  Gleeson are purchasing the land from Hyndburn Borough Council and the regeneration of the site will benefit the community in a number of ways, from local labour initiatives to providing truly affordable housing.

Gleeson are also looking for reliable, reputable labour and sub-contractors to work on these exciting new homes, including applications from local young people who are interested in the Gleeson Apprenticeship Scheme.

Gleeson was voted the most sustainable company in the UK, due to its environmentally friendly material choices and practices, commitment to the Living Wage and its Community Matters Programme.  This involves inviting junior sports teams to apply for sponsorship, ‘Design a Bedroom’ competitions at nearby schools and other initiatives in the local community such as the YourWatch scheme, Gleeson’s own online alternative to Neighbourhood Watch.

To find out more about the Community Matters Programme, to apply for sports funding or for further information on trade and apprenticeship opportunities, please visit