Plan for 1,040 homes in Clitheroe approved

MORE than 1,000 homes in Clitheroe — the biggest planning application in the history of the Ribble Valley — were given the go-ahead last night.

Ribble Valley councillors approved plans to build 1,040 houses for the Standen estate, which will be situated between Clitheroe and the A59 bypass.

The proposal was submitted to the borough council in October 2012 by the trustees of the Standen Estate and includes 728 market homes, and 312 affordable homes.

A total of 156 will be for people aged over 55.

Land will also be reserved for retail and community services, with further space earmarked for a primary school.

There will also be space for two children’s play areas and pedestrian and cycle routes.

Council officers recommended that the application was passed by councillors subject to work delegated to the director of community services.

The council’s core strategy, which sets out how many homes can be built in the borough by 2028, is due to be examined by a government inspector on January 14.

No representative from the Standen Estate, or their agents, were present at the council meeting.

However, councillor Bridget Hilton and councillor Robert Thompson were amongst those councillors who spoke in support of the application.

Coun Hilton said the pros outweighed the cons of the application. After an hour long debate in the council chamber, in Church Street, Clitheroe, councillors on the planning and development committee voted to approve the officer’s recommendations.

Clitheroe town council leader, Mary Robinson, said: “I am extremely disappointed that they have passed this.

“I believe that this will be detrimental to the residents of Clitheroe.

“The site will make up around five per cent of the whole of the Ribble Valley.”

Ribble Valley borough councillor Kevin Horkin said: “I feel that this is a monstrous application for the town of Clitheroe.”

Clitheroe resident Ron Levell said: “This has ruined Clitheroe for the future.

“It was almost a foregone conclusion that this would happen, and it has been taken by councillors who don’t even represent Clitheroe.”

Councillor Sue Knox said: “I feel very let down by this. It’s obvious that we need a second vehicular access to this site.

“We have let down the residents of Clitheroe.”

Coun Ian Brown said: “It’s just awful and horrendous. We certainly do not need this.”

Councillors voted to approve officers’ recommendations 10 to five.

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10:36am Fri 13 Dec 13

drunken donut says...

Councilor Robert Thompson lives in Wiswell and knows full well that it won't affect his house, we have the best representatives that money can buy.
Councilor Robert Thompson lives in Wiswell and knows full well that it won't affect his house, we have the best representatives that money can buy. drunken donut

11:09am Fri 13 Dec 13

charmed-one says...

Not one of the councillors voting in favour, lives in Clitheroe. We all knew which way they would vote.
The traffic chaos last week, as a result of the level crossing being closed, shows what it will be like when all the developments in the Bawdlands/Henthorn area are built - this part of town will grind to a halt. Now with this application being passed, the other part of Clitheroe will grind to a halt.
One access route for 1000+ homes is ridiculous. A development in Colne was recently turned down for this reason - and that was less than 300 houses!!!!
How many more houses are to be dumped in Clitheroe? It makes up less than 25% of the Ribble Valley, yet at the moment, we are taking 50% oh new homes meant for the entire borough!!!
Not one of the councillors voting in favour, lives in Clitheroe. We all knew which way they would vote. The traffic chaos last week, as a result of the level crossing being closed, shows what it will be like when all the developments in the Bawdlands/Henthorn area are built - this part of town will grind to a halt. Now with this application being passed, the other part of Clitheroe will grind to a halt. One access route for 1000+ homes is ridiculous. A development in Colne was recently turned down for this reason - and that was less than 300 houses!!!! How many more houses are to be dumped in Clitheroe? It makes up less than 25% of the Ribble Valley, yet at the moment, we are taking 50% oh new homes meant for the entire borough!!! charmed-one

11:28am Fri 13 Dec 13

Birtrumthegreat says...

What is the point of a Core Strategy, now that we have hit the magic 5,000 + mark ? The whole council and the planning dept are a complete joke and it's about time they were shown the door, along with a swift kick up the backside for good measure.

I read a document they published about employment in the Ribble Valley, written by consultants who have been paid for at our expense, that seem to know 'Sweet Father Abrahams' about what goes on here. I was surprised to learn that Furniture Manufacture is an increasing sector, although I'm not sure where. I've asked around and from what I can gather, it must be carried out secretly at night time by Elves.
What is the point of a Core Strategy, now that we have hit the magic 5,000 + mark ? The whole council and the planning dept are a complete joke and it's about time they were shown the door, along with a swift kick up the backside for good measure. I read a document they published about employment in the Ribble Valley, written by consultants who have been paid for at our expense, that seem to know 'Sweet Father Abrahams' about what goes on here. I was surprised to learn that Furniture Manufacture is an increasing sector, although I'm not sure where. I've asked around and from what I can gather, it must be carried out secretly at night time by Elves. Birtrumthegreat

2:16pm Fri 13 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

There WILL still be a MASSIVE, MASSIVE, TORY majority in ribble valley in 16 months time at the general election, 5000 houses are to be built, but it wont affect the tory vote at all, they would vote for a donkey if it had a blue ribbon in its tail, the chickens have come home to roost, I HAVE NO SYMPATHY .
There WILL still be a MASSIVE, MASSIVE, TORY majority in ribble valley in 16 months time at the general election, 5000 houses are to be built, but it wont affect the tory vote at all, they would vote for a donkey if it had a blue ribbon in its tail, the chickens have come home to roost, I HAVE NO SYMPATHY . willie eckerslike

2:22pm Fri 13 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

willie eckerslike wrote:
There WILL still be a MASSIVE, MASSIVE, TORY majority in ribble valley in 16 months time at the general election, 5000 houses are to be built, but it wont affect the tory vote at all, they would vote for a donkey if it had a blue ribbon in its tail, the chickens have come home to roost, I HAVE NO SYMPATHY .
Now, just lets hope that the millions of bricks that are going to be delivered will come in to CLITHEROE by train, the house prices in clitheroe will now tumble to a more realistic value just like in Blackburn, burnley, Accrington etc, BUT THIS IS A GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO ALL THE TOWNS SHOPKEEPERS, "BOOM" TOWN CLITHEROE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, "LETS GET BUILDING WITHOUT DELAY".
[quote][p][bold]willie eckerslike[/bold] wrote: There WILL still be a MASSIVE, MASSIVE, TORY majority in ribble valley in 16 months time at the general election, 5000 houses are to be built, but it wont affect the tory vote at all, they would vote for a donkey if it had a blue ribbon in its tail, the chickens have come home to roost, I HAVE NO SYMPATHY .[/p][/quote]Now, just lets hope that the millions of bricks that are going to be delivered will come in to CLITHEROE by train, the house prices in clitheroe will now tumble to a more realistic value just like in Blackburn, burnley, Accrington etc, BUT THIS IS A GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO ALL THE TOWNS SHOPKEEPERS, "BOOM" TOWN CLITHEROE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, "LETS GET BUILDING WITHOUT DELAY". willie eckerslike

2:28pm Fri 13 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

charmed-one wrote:
Not one of the councillors voting in favour, lives in Clitheroe. We all knew which way they would vote.
The traffic chaos last week, as a result of the level crossing being closed, shows what it will be like when all the developments in the Bawdlands/Henthorn area are built - this part of town will grind to a halt. Now with this application being passed, the other part of Clitheroe will grind to a halt.
One access route for 1000+ homes is ridiculous. A development in Colne was recently turned down for this reason - and that was less than 300 houses!!!!
How many more houses are to be dumped in Clitheroe? It makes up less than 25% of the Ribble Valley, yet at the moment, we are taking 50% oh new homes meant for the entire borough!!!
Yes, but in COLNE the TORIES have to rely on labour and the lib dems in council chamber votes !! THE HAVE NOT GOT A MASSIVE MAJORITY.
[quote][p][bold]charmed-one[/bold] wrote: Not one of the councillors voting in favour, lives in Clitheroe. We all knew which way they would vote. The traffic chaos last week, as a result of the level crossing being closed, shows what it will be like when all the developments in the Bawdlands/Henthorn area are built - this part of town will grind to a halt. Now with this application being passed, the other part of Clitheroe will grind to a halt. One access route for 1000+ homes is ridiculous. A development in Colne was recently turned down for this reason - and that was less than 300 houses!!!! How many more houses are to be dumped in Clitheroe? It makes up less than 25% of the Ribble Valley, yet at the moment, we are taking 50% oh new homes meant for the entire borough!!![/p][/quote]Yes, but in COLNE the TORIES have to rely on labour and the lib dems in council chamber votes !! THE HAVE NOT GOT A MASSIVE MAJORITY. willie eckerslike

2:34pm Fri 13 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

charmed-one wrote:
Not one of the councillors voting in favour, lives in Clitheroe. We all knew which way they would vote.
The traffic chaos last week, as a result of the level crossing being closed, shows what it will be like when all the developments in the Bawdlands/Henthorn area are built - this part of town will grind to a halt. Now with this application being passed, the other part of Clitheroe will grind to a halt.
One access route for 1000+ homes is ridiculous. A development in Colne was recently turned down for this reason - and that was less than 300 houses!!!!
How many more houses are to be dumped in Clitheroe? It makes up less than 25% of the Ribble Valley, yet at the moment, we are taking 50% oh new homes meant for the entire borough!!!
Several months ago we were told that an anti new homes candidate would stand at the forthcoming general election, I take it that no one will be standing as ITS ALL GONE VERY QUIET.
[quote][p][bold]charmed-one[/bold] wrote: Not one of the councillors voting in favour, lives in Clitheroe. We all knew which way they would vote. The traffic chaos last week, as a result of the level crossing being closed, shows what it will be like when all the developments in the Bawdlands/Henthorn area are built - this part of town will grind to a halt. Now with this application being passed, the other part of Clitheroe will grind to a halt. One access route for 1000+ homes is ridiculous. A development in Colne was recently turned down for this reason - and that was less than 300 houses!!!! How many more houses are to be dumped in Clitheroe? It makes up less than 25% of the Ribble Valley, yet at the moment, we are taking 50% oh new homes meant for the entire borough!!![/p][/quote]Several months ago we were told that an anti new homes candidate would stand at the forthcoming general election, I take it that no one will be standing as ITS ALL GONE VERY QUIET. willie eckerslike

3:17pm Fri 13 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

charmed-one wrote:
Not one of the councillors voting in favour, lives in Clitheroe. We all knew which way they would vote.
The traffic chaos last week, as a result of the level crossing being closed, shows what it will be like when all the developments in the Bawdlands/Henthorn area are built - this part of town will grind to a halt. Now with this application being passed, the other part of Clitheroe will grind to a halt.
One access route for 1000+ homes is ridiculous. A development in Colne was recently turned down for this reason - and that was less than 300 houses!!!!
How many more houses are to be dumped in Clitheroe? It makes up less than 25% of the Ribble Valley, yet at the moment, we are taking 50% oh new homes meant for the entire borough!!!
I would now imagine that all the empty shops in clitheroe will be soon snapped up, for take aways, butchers, pound shops, amusement arcades, betting shops, charity shops, tattooists, body piercers,second hand shops,money lending shops, need I go on ? plus the pubs that are currently closed will probably find new tennents on the strength of all these 5000 new houses being built, and maybe on Friday and Saturday nights maybe those HOT DOG CARTS, that used to be all over burnley town centre from 8pm till 3am, may apply for a licence to trade in clitheroe ? so after all the complaints that the shops in clitheroe are struggling with many closed already, AT LAST WE WILL SEE SOME BUSINESSES OPENING UP, which can only be good for the town, WELL DONE TO ALL THE COUNCILLORS THAT VOTED THESE NEW BUILDS THROUGH THE CHAMBER .
[quote][p][bold]charmed-one[/bold] wrote: Not one of the councillors voting in favour, lives in Clitheroe. We all knew which way they would vote. The traffic chaos last week, as a result of the level crossing being closed, shows what it will be like when all the developments in the Bawdlands/Henthorn area are built - this part of town will grind to a halt. Now with this application being passed, the other part of Clitheroe will grind to a halt. One access route for 1000+ homes is ridiculous. A development in Colne was recently turned down for this reason - and that was less than 300 houses!!!! How many more houses are to be dumped in Clitheroe? It makes up less than 25% of the Ribble Valley, yet at the moment, we are taking 50% oh new homes meant for the entire borough!!![/p][/quote]I would now imagine that all the empty shops in clitheroe will be soon snapped up, for take aways, butchers, pound shops, amusement arcades, betting shops, charity shops, tattooists, body piercers,second hand shops,money lending shops, need I go on ? plus the pubs that are currently closed will probably find new tennents on the strength of all these 5000 new houses being built, and maybe on Friday and Saturday nights maybe those HOT DOG CARTS, that used to be all over burnley town centre from 8pm till 3am, may apply for a licence to trade in clitheroe ? so after all the complaints that the shops in clitheroe are struggling with many closed already, AT LAST WE WILL SEE SOME BUSINESSES OPENING UP, which can only be good for the town, WELL DONE TO ALL THE COUNCILLORS THAT VOTED THESE NEW BUILDS THROUGH THE CHAMBER . willie eckerslike

3:53pm Fri 13 Dec 13

eastlancslad says...

Willie.
You have made your point.
Now shut the ** up.
Willie. You have made your point. Now shut the ** up. eastlancslad

4:01pm Fri 13 Dec 13

charmed-one says...

willie eckerslike wrote:
charmed-one wrote:
Not one of the councillors voting in favour, lives in Clitheroe. We all knew which way they would vote.
The traffic chaos last week, as a result of the level crossing being closed, shows what it will be like when all the developments in the Bawdlands/Henthorn area are built - this part of town will grind to a halt. Now with this application being passed, the other part of Clitheroe will grind to a halt.
One access route for 1000+ homes is ridiculous. A development in Colne was recently turned down for this reason - and that was less than 300 houses!!!!
How many more houses are to be dumped in Clitheroe? It makes up less than 25% of the Ribble Valley, yet at the moment, we are taking 50% oh new homes meant for the entire borough!!!
I would now imagine that all the empty shops in clitheroe will be soon snapped up, for take aways, butchers, pound shops, amusement arcades, betting shops, charity shops, tattooists, body piercers,second hand shops,money lending shops, need I go on ? plus the pubs that are currently closed will probably find new tennents on the strength of all these 5000 new houses being built, and maybe on Friday and Saturday nights maybe those HOT DOG CARTS, that used to be all over burnley town centre from 8pm till 3am, may apply for a licence to trade in clitheroe ? so after all the complaints that the shops in clitheroe are struggling with many closed already, AT LAST WE WILL SEE SOME BUSINESSES OPENING UP, which can only be good for the town, WELL DONE TO ALL THE COUNCILLORS THAT VOTED THESE NEW BUILDS THROUGH THE CHAMBER .
And why would people shop in Clitheroe when they won't be able to park (or drive through town!!!)
Do you think you could learn to reply in one post rather than several?? Get's a bit boring seeing your name all the time!
[quote][p][bold]willie eckerslike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charmed-one[/bold] wrote: Not one of the councillors voting in favour, lives in Clitheroe. We all knew which way they would vote. The traffic chaos last week, as a result of the level crossing being closed, shows what it will be like when all the developments in the Bawdlands/Henthorn area are built - this part of town will grind to a halt. Now with this application being passed, the other part of Clitheroe will grind to a halt. One access route for 1000+ homes is ridiculous. A development in Colne was recently turned down for this reason - and that was less than 300 houses!!!! How many more houses are to be dumped in Clitheroe? It makes up less than 25% of the Ribble Valley, yet at the moment, we are taking 50% oh new homes meant for the entire borough!!![/p][/quote]I would now imagine that all the empty shops in clitheroe will be soon snapped up, for take aways, butchers, pound shops, amusement arcades, betting shops, charity shops, tattooists, body piercers,second hand shops,money lending shops, need I go on ? plus the pubs that are currently closed will probably find new tennents on the strength of all these 5000 new houses being built, and maybe on Friday and Saturday nights maybe those HOT DOG CARTS, that used to be all over burnley town centre from 8pm till 3am, may apply for a licence to trade in clitheroe ? so after all the complaints that the shops in clitheroe are struggling with many closed already, AT LAST WE WILL SEE SOME BUSINESSES OPENING UP, which can only be good for the town, WELL DONE TO ALL THE COUNCILLORS THAT VOTED THESE NEW BUILDS THROUGH THE CHAMBER .[/p][/quote]And why would people shop in Clitheroe when they won't be able to park (or drive through town!!!) Do you think you could learn to reply in one post rather than several?? Get's a bit boring seeing your name all the time! charmed-one

4:34pm Fri 13 Dec 13

The Epicurian says...

Why don't the council, and in particular Robert Thompson, give the go ahead for building affordable homes in Wiswell? It's a nice spot and could do with spicing up a bit with real people who don't have vested self interest at heart. I await with not so bated breath.
Why don't the council, and in particular Robert Thompson, give the go ahead for building affordable homes in Wiswell? It's a nice spot and could do with spicing up a bit with real people who don't have vested self interest at heart. I await with not so bated breath. The Epicurian

4:50pm Fri 13 Dec 13

drunken donut says...

eastlancslad wrote:
Willie.
You have made your point.
Now shut the ** up.
He is just jealous because he lives in a slum in Burnley, I know who he is and believe me his eyes are bright green.
[quote][p][bold]eastlancslad[/bold] wrote: Willie. You have made your point. Now shut the ** up.[/p][/quote]He is just jealous because he lives in a slum in Burnley, I know who he is and believe me his eyes are bright green. drunken donut

5:06pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

I think you have got a bit carried away willie the issue has become about you and not the new houses.
I think you have got a bit carried away willie the issue has become about you and not the new houses. Michael@ClitheroeSince58

5:50pm Fri 13 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

drunken donut wrote:
eastlancslad wrote:
Willie.
You have made your point.
Now shut the ** up.
He is just jealous because he lives in a slum in Burnley, I know who he is and believe me his eyes are bright green.
Live in burnley not anymore, I live in hesketh bank, so there lots of GREEN OPEN SPACES HERE !!
[quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eastlancslad[/bold] wrote: Willie. You have made your point. Now shut the ** up.[/p][/quote]He is just jealous because he lives in a slum in Burnley, I know who he is and believe me his eyes are bright green.[/p][/quote]Live in burnley not anymore, I live in hesketh bank, so there lots of GREEN OPEN SPACES HERE !! willie eckerslike

6:03pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

On a more interesting note, I was wondering which direction will future builds take. I think the top of Pendle road around the Grammer school playing fields is a racing certainty, but after that not a lot left unless we cross Edisford Bridge then the sky is the limit green fields by the acre.
On a more interesting note, I was wondering which direction will future builds take. I think the top of Pendle road around the Grammer school playing fields is a racing certainty, but after that not a lot left unless we cross Edisford Bridge then the sky is the limit green fields by the acre. Michael@ClitheroeSince58

6:58pm Fri 13 Dec 13

brossen99 says...

Councils are obliged to pass all big schemes as otherwise the people who stand to gain will not be able to borrow even more to gamble on the stock market against their theoretical profits. If said applications fail to proceed its an even chance that the corporate landowners could go bust as they can no longer extend their overdraft with the banks, which would probably also go bust with them if they defaulted on their current debt level based on pure price speculation over the past 20 years ?
Councils are obliged to pass all big schemes as otherwise the people who stand to gain will not be able to borrow even more to gamble on the stock market against their theoretical profits. If said applications fail to proceed its an even chance that the corporate landowners could go bust as they can no longer extend their overdraft with the banks, which would probably also go bust with them if they defaulted on their current debt level based on pure price speculation over the past 20 years ? brossen99

7:38pm Fri 13 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

willie eckerslike wrote:
drunken donut wrote:
eastlancslad wrote:
Willie.
You have made your point.
Now shut the ** up.
He is just jealous because he lives in a slum in Burnley, I know who he is and believe me his eyes are bright green.
Live in burnley not anymore, I live in hesketh bank, so there lots of GREEN OPEN SPACES HERE !!
well, there WONT be many "bright green" spaces left in clitheroe will there at this rate of new builds ???
[quote][p][bold]willie eckerslike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eastlancslad[/bold] wrote: Willie. You have made your point. Now shut the ** up.[/p][/quote]He is just jealous because he lives in a slum in Burnley, I know who he is and believe me his eyes are bright green.[/p][/quote]Live in burnley not anymore, I live in hesketh bank, so there lots of GREEN OPEN SPACES HERE !![/p][/quote]well, there WONT be many "bright green" spaces left in clitheroe will there at this rate of new builds ??? willie eckerslike

11:13pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Pyewacket2 says...

“The site will make up around five per cent of the whole of the Ribble Valley.”

Are you quite sure of this ? The WHOLE Ribble Valley, must be one hell of an Estate, or do all the houses come with very very very big gardens ?
“The site will make up around five per cent of the whole of the Ribble Valley.” Are you quite sure of this ? The WHOLE Ribble Valley, must be one hell of an Estate, or do all the houses come with very very very big gardens ? Pyewacket2

11:31pm Fri 13 Dec 13

charmed-one says...

Pyewacket2 wrote:
“The site will make up around five per cent of the whole of the Ribble Valley.”

Are you quite sure of this ? The WHOLE Ribble Valley, must be one hell of an Estate, or do all the houses come with very very very big gardens ?
Not sure about the above information, but Clitheroe has a population of around 15,000. With over 2000 houses being dumped here, can you imagine how many more residents there will be?
Because of RVBC ineptitude with the original core strategy, the housing developments being accepted now, DO NOT count towards the total we will told to build! So thanks for f**cking up our town RVBC. Much obliged.

As for your comment about very large gardens - I compared new builds by the same developer in Clitheroe and outside the area: in one instance we are being charged £76k more for the same house; and in another instance are being charged £42,500 more for a house that is over 100 sq ft smaller! So, rather than having massive gardens, we are having lego houses!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Pyewacket2[/bold] wrote: “The site will make up around five per cent of the whole of the Ribble Valley.” Are you quite sure of this ? The WHOLE Ribble Valley, must be one hell of an Estate, or do all the houses come with very very very big gardens ?[/p][/quote]Not sure about the above information, but Clitheroe has a population of around 15,000. With over 2000 houses being dumped here, can you imagine how many more residents there will be? Because of RVBC ineptitude with the original core strategy, the housing developments being accepted now, DO NOT count towards the total we will told to build! So thanks for f**cking up our town RVBC. Much obliged. As for your comment about very large gardens - I compared new builds by the same developer in Clitheroe and outside the area: in one instance we are being charged £76k more for the same house; and in another instance are being charged £42,500 more for a house that is over 100 sq ft smaller! So, rather than having massive gardens, we are having lego houses!!!! charmed-one

1:15am Sat 14 Dec 13

MerlinTheVoiceofReason2 says...

I think what many people are missing is that the Asian population of Blackburn is rapidly expanding around the edges of town now and a lot of families have become progressively wealthier and now they want to move out in the more rural areas. They need homes to live in and it just so happens that the Ribble Valley has huge open spaces for building houses. Ok, a very large percentage of it is AONB protected, so there won't be houses there, but Clitheroe, Whalley, Longridge can take a few thousand more houses and all of the villages can all take a hundred or few hundred more and no-one will really notice. You NIMBYs won't be complaining when incomers are putting money in your tills and back pockets!
I think what many people are missing is that the Asian population of Blackburn is rapidly expanding around the edges of town now and a lot of families have become progressively wealthier and now they want to move out in the more rural areas. They need homes to live in and it just so happens that the Ribble Valley has huge open spaces for building houses. Ok, a very large percentage of it is AONB protected, so there won't be houses there, but Clitheroe, Whalley, Longridge can take a few thousand more houses and all of the villages can all take a hundred or few hundred more and no-one will really notice. You NIMBYs won't be complaining when incomers are putting money in your tills and back pockets! MerlinTheVoiceofReason2

3:50am Sat 14 Dec 13

charmed-one says...

MerlinTheVoiceofReas
on2
wrote:
I think what many people are missing is that the Asian population of Blackburn is rapidly expanding around the edges of town now and a lot of families have become progressively wealthier and now they want to move out in the more rural areas. They need homes to live in and it just so happens that the Ribble Valley has huge open spaces for building houses. Ok, a very large percentage of it is AONB protected, so there won't be houses there, but Clitheroe, Whalley, Longridge can take a few thousand more houses and all of the villages can all take a hundred or few hundred more and no-one will really notice. You NIMBYs won't be complaining when incomers are putting money in your tills and back pockets!
And which villages are taking more houses?????
This is one of the big issues - the houses are not being fairly distributed, they are being dumped in Clitheroe, Whalley and Barrow!
It's all very well saying we can take these houses, but there no improvements to the existing infrastructure to accommodate them!
[quote][p][bold]MerlinTheVoiceofReas on2[/bold] wrote: I think what many people are missing is that the Asian population of Blackburn is rapidly expanding around the edges of town now and a lot of families have become progressively wealthier and now they want to move out in the more rural areas. They need homes to live in and it just so happens that the Ribble Valley has huge open spaces for building houses. Ok, a very large percentage of it is AONB protected, so there won't be houses there, but Clitheroe, Whalley, Longridge can take a few thousand more houses and all of the villages can all take a hundred or few hundred more and no-one will really notice. You NIMBYs won't be complaining when incomers are putting money in your tills and back pockets![/p][/quote]And which villages are taking more houses????? This is one of the big issues - the houses are not being fairly distributed, they are being dumped in Clitheroe, Whalley and Barrow! It's all very well saying we can take these houses, but there no improvements to the existing infrastructure to accommodate them! charmed-one

1:14pm Sat 14 Dec 13

ghost of sceptic says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
On a more interesting note, I was wondering which direction will future builds take. I think the top of Pendle road around the Grammer school playing fields is a racing certainty, but after that not a lot left unless we cross Edisford Bridge then the sky is the limit green fields by the acre.
No Chance of building on any green spaces out of Clitheroe Michael. As you are probably aware lots of councillors live in the villages. 2 faced hypocritical selfish nimbys.
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: On a more interesting note, I was wondering which direction will future builds take. I think the top of Pendle road around the Grammer school playing fields is a racing certainty, but after that not a lot left unless we cross Edisford Bridge then the sky is the limit green fields by the acre.[/p][/quote]No Chance of building on any green spaces out of Clitheroe Michael. As you are probably aware lots of councillors live in the villages. 2 faced hypocritical selfish nimbys. ghost of sceptic

1:18pm Sat 14 Dec 13

ghost of sceptic says...

MerlinTheVoiceofReas
on2
wrote:
I think what many people are missing is that the Asian population of Blackburn is rapidly expanding around the edges of town now and a lot of families have become progressively wealthier and now they want to move out in the more rural areas. They need homes to live in and it just so happens that the Ribble Valley has huge open spaces for building houses. Ok, a very large percentage of it is AONB protected, so there won't be houses there, but Clitheroe, Whalley, Longridge can take a few thousand more houses and all of the villages can all take a hundred or few hundred more and no-one will really notice. You NIMBYs won't be complaining when incomers are putting money in your tills and back pockets!
There are just some things in life that are not wanted or needed at any cost. Sure you get my drift Merlin you are welcome to them.
[quote][p][bold]MerlinTheVoiceofReas on2[/bold] wrote: I think what many people are missing is that the Asian population of Blackburn is rapidly expanding around the edges of town now and a lot of families have become progressively wealthier and now they want to move out in the more rural areas. They need homes to live in and it just so happens that the Ribble Valley has huge open spaces for building houses. Ok, a very large percentage of it is AONB protected, so there won't be houses there, but Clitheroe, Whalley, Longridge can take a few thousand more houses and all of the villages can all take a hundred or few hundred more and no-one will really notice. You NIMBYs won't be complaining when incomers are putting money in your tills and back pockets![/p][/quote]There are just some things in life that are not wanted or needed at any cost. Sure you get my drift Merlin you are welcome to them. ghost of sceptic

7:03pm Sat 14 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

PRESTON, BURNLEY, ACCRINGTON, BLACKBURN, small towns, near CLITHEROE ???
PRESTON, BURNLEY, ACCRINGTON, BLACKBURN, small towns, near CLITHEROE ??? willie eckerslike

9:47am Sun 15 Dec 13

shytalk says...

Now the people of Clitheroe have been dumped on by the Tories that they elected to represent them, perhaps they should now learn the name of the UKIP candidate off by heart, so that they remember to vote for him at the next general election.
Now the people of Clitheroe have been dumped on by the Tories that they elected to represent them, perhaps they should now learn the name of the UKIP candidate off by heart, so that they remember to vote for him at the next general election. shytalk

10:51am Sun 15 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

shytalk wrote:
Now the people of Clitheroe have been dumped on by the Tories that they elected to represent them, perhaps they should now learn the name of the UKIP candidate off by heart, so that they remember to vote for him at the next general election.
Not a hope in hell, these ribble valley folk will again send a CONservative MP back to Westminster, with a massive, massive, majority,even with the 8,000 new homes springing up as they walk to the polling station,, they will say " although one is not happy with these new homes, one is voting conservative because its better the devil you know" I predict a tory majority of around 16.000 in 2015.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: Now the people of Clitheroe have been dumped on by the Tories that they elected to represent them, perhaps they should now learn the name of the UKIP candidate off by heart, so that they remember to vote for him at the next general election.[/p][/quote]Not a hope in hell, these ribble valley folk will again send a CONservative MP back to Westminster, with a massive, massive, majority,even with the 8,000 new homes springing up as they walk to the polling station,, they will say " although one is not happy with these new homes, one is voting conservative because its better the devil you know" I predict a tory majority of around 16.000 in 2015. willie eckerslike

10:57am Sun 15 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

Well some folk say that NON of the councillors who voted these new builds through, live in clitheroe, well if I lived in one of these villages where these councillors lived, I would be over the moon that he or she have voted to plonk them all somewhere else, they ARE representing their voters by putting them in clitheroe, and not in THEIR backyard, that's what a local councillor is supposed to do isn't it ???
Well some folk say that NON of the councillors who voted these new builds through, live in clitheroe, well if I lived in one of these villages where these councillors lived, I would be over the moon that he or she have voted to plonk them all somewhere else, they ARE representing their voters by putting them in clitheroe, and not in THEIR backyard, that's what a local councillor is supposed to do isn't it ??? willie eckerslike

11:22am Sun 15 Dec 13

charmed-one says...

willie eckerslike wrote:
Well some folk say that NON of the councillors who voted these new builds through, live in clitheroe, well if I lived in one of these villages where these councillors lived, I would be over the moon that he or she have voted to plonk them all somewhere else, they ARE representing their voters by putting them in clitheroe, and not in THEIR backyard, that's what a local councillor is supposed to do isn't it ???
When 10 of the 15 Councillors on the planning committee live outside Clitheroe, Clitheroe people and their views will always be ignored - I don't consider that to be very democratic! This is a RV council, they should be representing RV people - and Clitheroe folk are RV people!
[quote][p][bold]willie eckerslike[/bold] wrote: Well some folk say that NON of the councillors who voted these new builds through, live in clitheroe, well if I lived in one of these villages where these councillors lived, I would be over the moon that he or she have voted to plonk them all somewhere else, they ARE representing their voters by putting them in clitheroe, and not in THEIR backyard, that's what a local councillor is supposed to do isn't it ???[/p][/quote]When 10 of the 15 Councillors on the planning committee live outside Clitheroe, Clitheroe people and their views will always be ignored - I don't consider that to be very democratic! This is a RV council, they should be representing RV people - and Clitheroe folk are RV people! charmed-one

6:48pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

drunken donut wrote:
Councilor Robert Thompson lives in Wiswell and knows full well that it won't affect his house, we have the best representatives that money can buy.
The Brown envelopes are on there way!
[quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: Councilor Robert Thompson lives in Wiswell and knows full well that it won't affect his house, we have the best representatives that money can buy.[/p][/quote]The Brown envelopes are on there way! Lancs - pensioner

7:05pm Sun 15 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
drunken donut wrote:
Councilor Robert Thompson lives in Wiswell and knows full well that it won't affect his house, we have the best representatives that money can buy.
The Brown envelopes are on there way!
I think its a good idea to let CLITHEROE and WHALLEY take ALL OF THESE 8000 NEW HOUSES, then we can keep all of the villages in ribble valley just that, VILLAGES ??? no one will argue with that surely ???
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: Councilor Robert Thompson lives in Wiswell and knows full well that it won't affect his house, we have the best representatives that money can buy.[/p][/quote]The Brown envelopes are on there way![/p][/quote]I think its a good idea to let CLITHEROE and WHALLEY take ALL OF THESE 8000 NEW HOUSES, then we can keep all of the villages in ribble valley just that, VILLAGES ??? no one will argue with that surely ??? willie eckerslike

9:47pm Sun 15 Dec 13

charmed-one says...

willie eckerslike wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
drunken donut wrote:
Councilor Robert Thompson lives in Wiswell and knows full well that it won't affect his house, we have the best representatives that money can buy.
The Brown envelopes are on there way!
I think its a good idea to let CLITHEROE and WHALLEY take ALL OF THESE 8000 NEW HOUSES, then we can keep all of the villages in ribble valley just that, VILLAGES ??? no one will argue with that surely ???
I think you're a t*sser. No one will argue with that, surely???
[quote][p][bold]willie eckerslike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: Councilor Robert Thompson lives in Wiswell and knows full well that it won't affect his house, we have the best representatives that money can buy.[/p][/quote]The Brown envelopes are on there way![/p][/quote]I think its a good idea to let CLITHEROE and WHALLEY take ALL OF THESE 8000 NEW HOUSES, then we can keep all of the villages in ribble valley just that, VILLAGES ??? no one will argue with that surely ???[/p][/quote]I think you're a t*sser. No one will argue with that, surely??? charmed-one

10:45pm Sun 15 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

charmed-one wrote:
willie eckerslike wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
drunken donut wrote:
Councilor Robert Thompson lives in Wiswell and knows full well that it won't affect his house, we have the best representatives that money can buy.
The Brown envelopes are on there way!
I think its a good idea to let CLITHEROE and WHALLEY take ALL OF THESE 8000 NEW HOUSES, then we can keep all of the villages in ribble valley just that, VILLAGES ??? no one will argue with that surely ???
I think you're a t*sser. No one will argue with that, surely???
Well, at least i don't have loads of new builds around ME, and that's all that matters, i don't think anyone will argue with that surely !!
[quote][p][bold]charmed-one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]willie eckerslike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: Councilor Robert Thompson lives in Wiswell and knows full well that it won't affect his house, we have the best representatives that money can buy.[/p][/quote]The Brown envelopes are on there way![/p][/quote]I think its a good idea to let CLITHEROE and WHALLEY take ALL OF THESE 8000 NEW HOUSES, then we can keep all of the villages in ribble valley just that, VILLAGES ??? no one will argue with that surely ???[/p][/quote]I think you're a t*sser. No one will argue with that, surely???[/p][/quote]Well, at least i don't have loads of new builds around ME, and that's all that matters, i don't think anyone will argue with that surely !! willie eckerslike

12:55am Mon 16 Dec 13

Kiwihead says...

Sad what's happening to the old place eh?
Sad what's happening to the old place eh? Kiwihead

5:06pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Birtrumthegreat says...

If Pendle council and the Planning Inspectorate rejected an appeal for 203 houses in Colne, due to there only being one road in and out of the site, how come our monkeys have given permission for 1040 in a similar predicament. It's either total incompetence or a nice brown envelope job.
If Pendle council and the Planning Inspectorate rejected an appeal for 203 houses in Colne, due to there only being one road in and out of the site, how come our monkeys have given permission for 1040 in a similar predicament. It's either total incompetence or a nice brown envelope job. Birtrumthegreat

12:19pm Fri 27 Dec 13

dan8080 says...

Oh my god ive never met a bunch of openly racist people like the residents of clitheroe its scary how much you all despise asian people you should be ashamed clitheroe
Oh my god ive never met a bunch of openly racist people like the residents of clitheroe its scary how much you all despise asian people you should be ashamed clitheroe dan8080

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