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Clitheroe councillor 'disappointed' by core housing strategy
1:51pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
A CLITHEROE town councillor has expressed her ‘disappointment’ in the make-up of the borough council’s core strategy because it doesn’t spread new houses evenly across the area.
Ribble Valley councillor Sue Knox voted against the latest amendment to the developing core strategy which allows for 5,000 houses to be built in the borough in the future.
Coun Knox, said: “We keep talking about houses and numbers but I am very disappointed that there is still no core strategy document defining where the senior school is to go, the sewage works, highways or other infrastructure.
“This document has again ignored the recommendation by Clitheroe Town Council to spread the housing fairly across the Ribble Valley.”
She said opposition of Littlemoor residents to the Standen development had also been ignored.
Under the plans for the Standen Estate, submitted by the trustees of the estate, 1,040 homes would be built at the Higher Standen Farm and Part Littlemoor Farm sites, including 728 market homes, 312 affordable homes and 156 reserved for over 55s.
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