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Protests over homes near Clitheroe church
5:00pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
OPPOSITION has been voiced to plans to build up to eight houses on land next to St Paul’s Church in Clitheroe.
Seventeen letters have been sent to Ribble Valley Borough Council objecting to the outline application, but the plans have been recommended for approval and are set to be debated by the planning and development committee on Thursday, September 26.
The letters cover concerns including that the development will harm the character and appearance of the area to an ‘unacceptable degree’, that the scheme will spoil a ‘very pleasant visual amenity’ so close to the town, and that there will be an increase in traffic.
There are also concerns over flooding, highway safety, the lack of sufficient infrastructure and loss of privacy.
Town councillor Allan Yearing has also raised concern that there is no affordable housing included in the plans.
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