‘Leaders optimistic’ on Clitheroe market revamp

‘Leaders optimistic’ on Clitheroe market revamp

‘Leaders optimistic’ on Clitheroe market revamp

First published in News

COUNCIL chiefs are ‘optimistic of a positive outcome’ ahead of the publication of development plans for Clitheroe’s 900-year-old market.

Nelson-based firm Barnfield Construction Ltd were given an exclusive six-month option to submit plans to regenerate the site by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

The full details on the multi-million pound revamp are set to be published before the next policy and finance committee meeting.

Coun Simon Hore, the council’s deputy leader, said: “We are very optimistic that we will be able to push forward with this.

“The plans first need to go to the policy and finance committee.

“Barnfield have been in regular contact with council officers.”

The next committee meeting is set to be held in June.

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1:44pm Tue 6 May 14

brossen99 says...

Yet another pointless false economic growth white elephant albatross to hang around the neck's of Ribble Valley counciltaxpayers !
Yet another pointless false economic growth white elephant albatross to hang around the neck's of Ribble Valley counciltaxpayers ! brossen99
  • Score: 8

5:44pm Tue 6 May 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Why Barnfield?
Why Barnfield? Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 5

7:24pm Tue 6 May 14

ghost of sceptic says...

Why has the redevelopment of the market site not been given to a local firm from the Ribble Valley.
Why has the redevelopment of the market site not been given to a local firm from the Ribble Valley. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: 10

12:23pm Wed 7 May 14

Birtrumthegreat says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
Why Barnfield?
It's a sweetener to help Barnfield get planning permission rushed through for the industrial units at Barrow Brook Grange. I doubt that any other planning department in the UK, would consider building a mixed executive housing estate, in the middle of an industrial area. It's therefore more likely a case of the tail wagging the dog. Barnfield even promoted the building of these units, before Ribble Valley planning had an application available for local residents to consult. It's all a 'done deal' behind closed doors with palms greased.
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: Why Barnfield?[/p][/quote]It's a sweetener to help Barnfield get planning permission rushed through for the industrial units at Barrow Brook Grange. I doubt that any other planning department in the UK, would consider building a mixed executive housing estate, in the middle of an industrial area. It's therefore more likely a case of the tail wagging the dog. Barnfield even promoted the building of these units, before Ribble Valley planning had an application available for local residents to consult. It's all a 'done deal' behind closed doors with palms greased. Birtrumthegreat
  • Score: 3

8:13am Fri 9 May 14

shytalk says...

ghost of sceptic wrote:
Why has the redevelopment of the market site not been given to a local firm from the Ribble Valley.
Not enough money in the brown envelope
[quote][p][bold]ghost of sceptic[/bold] wrote: Why has the redevelopment of the market site not been given to a local firm from the Ribble Valley.[/p][/quote]Not enough money in the brown envelope shytalk
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