Second viewing for homes scheme in Longridge

Second viewing for homes scheme in Longridge

Second viewing for homes scheme in Longridge

First published in News

AROUND 50 Longridge residents attended a second follow-up public exhibition for a 220-house development in Dilworth Lane last week.

General comments of support for the plans by Taylor Wimpey were expressed on design improvements including a single vehicular access point, new bus stops, a safe pedestrian and cycle link through the site.

Andrew Thorley, regional director for Taylor Wimpey, said: “The community have been instrumental in improving the proposals to ensure they deliver the right scheme for Longridge in the right way.

“We are committed to forming a long-term relationship with the community, and we hope they have helped to design a development that will be a welcome addition to the community, and somewhere they may choose to live.

“A number of local people have already registered their interest in a new home on the development.”

For further information, visit the consultation website on www.taylorwimpey.co. uk/Longridge.

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10:47am Thu 5 Jun 14

proudoflongridge says...

The exhibition was a waste of time - the staff were not interested and were covertly contemptuous of our views. They clearly did not care for what the majority of the residents want. This consultation, like all the others, is a sham and a disgrace.

I am as against no development as I am against mass development. We clearly do need some new homes in Longridge for people to live in. However, the sheer scale of the project is unnecessary (10%-15% of what the proposals are, spread around the town, would be fine) and could do great harm to Longridge's natural landscape not to mention the huge problems caused with public and other services (Grimsargh is a tiny little village with a B road running through it and is in no way suitable for the amount of traffic that it will be expected to take every day). Berry Lane and many of the other roads around Longridge are extremely busy as they are today - in ten years' time, there could well be gridlock!

This proposed development, like so many others up and down the country, is poorly thought out and dismissive and scornful of the views of the people that actually live in the place they want to build.
The exhibition was a waste of time - the staff were not interested and were covertly contemptuous of our views. They clearly did not care for what the majority of the residents want. This consultation, like all the others, is a sham and a disgrace. I am as against no development as I am against mass development. We clearly do need some new homes in Longridge for people to live in. However, the sheer scale of the project is unnecessary (10%-15% of what the proposals are, spread around the town, would be fine) and could do great harm to Longridge's natural landscape not to mention the huge problems caused with public and other services (Grimsargh is a tiny little village with a B road running through it and is in no way suitable for the amount of traffic that it will be expected to take every day). Berry Lane and many of the other roads around Longridge are extremely busy as they are today - in ten years' time, there could well be gridlock! This proposed development, like so many others up and down the country, is poorly thought out and dismissive and scornful of the views of the people that actually live in the place they want to build. proudoflongridge
  • Score: 2

7:27pm Fri 6 Jun 14

1875 Rovers says...

The houses will be built, end of story, and the end of village life in Longridge. The Local Council have not got the leadership, motivation or financial backing to fight the proposal. RVBC are the same, Clitheroe not impacted, that's OK then. Longridge does not have the infrastructure to support these additional people, and the roads can not take the additional traffic. Short term thinking with no consideration for the existing residents. Had a look on the Taylor Wimpey website, yes Longridge was much smaller all this years ago, but it had sustainable employment, a railway link and a community.
The houses will be built, end of story, and the end of village life in Longridge. The Local Council have not got the leadership, motivation or financial backing to fight the proposal. RVBC are the same, Clitheroe not impacted, that's OK then. Longridge does not have the infrastructure to support these additional people, and the roads can not take the additional traffic. Short term thinking with no consideration for the existing residents. Had a look on the Taylor Wimpey website, yes Longridge was much smaller all this years ago, but it had sustainable employment, a railway link and a community. 1875 Rovers
  • Score: 2

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