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Regeneration victory as Pendle homes face demolition
RESIDENTS can now claim victory in a long-running campaign to demolish the last remaining homes on a Brierfield estate.
Just seven homes remain on Berkeley Street, off Clitheroe Road, left over after the demolition of dozens of terrace houses in neighbouring Veevers Street, Belgrave Street and Claremont Street.
The Clitheroe Road Residents Association and householders in nearby Chatburn Park Drive have lobbied for the remaining block to be razed.
Only two or three of the remaining houses were occupied for several years, until deals were negotiated with tenants to relocate to Holden Road.
One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “It’s about time that something was done with it.
“I can understand people being reluctant to move but we need to move on.”
Official prior notification of the move has been lodged with the Brierfield and Reedley committee, which meets on September 3.
Planning officer Kathryn Hughes said in a report: “Due to the ending of Housing Market Renewal funding, the future of this block has been re-examined.
“And it has been concluded that demolition would be the preferred option for the site at this time.”
Councillors have been told that the land will be surrounded with either fencing or timber hoarding and temporarily grassed over until a final decision can be taken on future redevelopment.
Working with development partners Barnfield Construction, the council has been able to progress regeneration schemes including the former Lob Lane Mill in recent years.
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