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Barrow housing action group voices garden centre homes fears
3:03pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
A MEMBER of Barrow Residents’ Action group has hit out at proposed plans to close Hansons Garden Centre in the village and build 62 houses on the site.
Margaret Mayor, who attended a public consultation on the proposal in June, said the village does not need more houses and jobs should be preserved.
Mrs Mayor reiterated the concerns of other people at the meeting such as worries over land grabbing and the loss of jobs and the capacity of the sewerage system.
She also questioned whether the infrastructure such as schools and roads would be able to cope with the large increase in houses.
I D Planning of Leeds, which is acting as agent for proprietor Chris Hanson, said the development would be set back by 15 metres from Clitheroe Golf Course after concerns were raised at the meeting that it would be too near.
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