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Clitheroe housing plan opponents' 'tremendous job'
5:00pm Tuesday 13th August 2013 in News
A GROUP of residents who took part in the ‘Waddow View’ appeal in Clitheroe have been praised for their efforts in defending the council’s original decsion to reject plans for 345 houses in the town.
Ward town councillor Kevin Horkin said that before the appeal began the Back Commons Residents Group were unsure of how successful they would be but following a series of ‘tremendous’ presentations, the outcome is more evenly balanced.
A planning inspector will report in December on whether to overturn Ribble Valley’s decision to reject an application for 345 houses and a 50-place nursery in Clitheroe.
RIbble Valley Council pulled out of defending the appeal after seeking legal advice.
Seven members of the group spoke at the four-day appeal on issues including highways, sustainability, wildlife and land supply.
Coun Kevin Horkin said: “This group has done a tremendous job in defending the appeal and all the speakers presented their cases excellently.”
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