Ribble Valley home strategy to be decided next week

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A plan which will dictate how many houses can be built in the Ribble Valley is expected to be ruled on by the government next week.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s ‘core strategy’ will be examined by a planning inspector at the council chambers in Clitheroe from Tuesday to Friday, January 24.

The process is open to the public who have been asked to notify the inspectorate's programme officer detailing which session or sessions they wish to attend.

The council has said that 5,000 houses could be built in the borough over the next five years if the plans are signed off by the government. The examination in public will take place in the Ribble Valley Borough Council chambers in Church Street, Clitheroe, with sessions scheduled to start at 9am and 2pm.

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6:18pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Birtrumthegreat says...

We already have applications going through for more than 5,000 houses, which all fall outside of the core strategy, hence the total is likely to be in the region 10,000. If the jokers in the council/planning dept had done their homework properly, we wouldn't be in this mess. Take a look at Barrow Brook Grange, it's the only commercial area in England that mixes executive homes with industrial units. Even back in 1887, when Lord Lever built Port Sunlight, he had the basic intelligence to keep his industry and housing separate. Now with LCC are imposing double yellow lines all over the roads, it has forced the overnight HGV's to park amongst the houses. It must be heart warming to think that you have paid over £320K for a new home and you are greeted with the sight of a foreign lorry driver relieving himself on your family lawn in the morning.

If Ribble Valley planning department was a school, it would be in 'special measures' by now. I think it's time a new head was appointed and the dead wood put out to pasture.
We already have applications going through for more than 5,000 houses, which all fall outside of the core strategy, hence the total is likely to be in the region 10,000. If the jokers in the council/planning dept had done their homework properly, we wouldn't be in this mess. Take a look at Barrow Brook Grange, it's the only commercial area in England that mixes executive homes with industrial units. Even back in 1887, when Lord Lever built Port Sunlight, he had the basic intelligence to keep his industry and housing separate. Now with LCC are imposing double yellow lines all over the roads, it has forced the overnight HGV's to park amongst the houses. It must be heart warming to think that you have paid over £320K for a new home and you are greeted with the sight of a foreign lorry driver relieving himself on your family lawn in the morning. If Ribble Valley planning department was a school, it would be in 'special measures' by now. I think it's time a new head was appointed and the dead wood put out to pasture. Birtrumthegreat
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8:44am Wed 8 Jan 14

shytalk says...

The planning inspector is just coming for tea and cakes..Plus his expenses of course.
The building of whatever the developers wish is a done deal. Just don't hold your breath on getting a doctors appointment or your kids into a local school like the one they promised in Barrow that was never built.
I just wonder if the Ribble will be able to cope with all the raw sewage that will be pumped into it due to the treatment works at Henthorne not being able to cope.
The planning inspector is just coming for tea and cakes..Plus his expenses of course. The building of whatever the developers wish is a done deal. Just don't hold your breath on getting a doctors appointment or your kids into a local school like the one they promised in Barrow that was never built. I just wonder if the Ribble will be able to cope with all the raw sewage that will be pumped into it due to the treatment works at Henthorne not being able to cope. shytalk
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