Fight on to save ‘The Rough’ in Colne

Lancashire Telegraph: Fight on to save ‘The Rough’ in Colne Fight on to save ‘The Rough’ in Colne

DEVELOPERS behind plans for a 270-house estate on land in Colne known as ‘The Rough’ will meet residents.

The scheme will on show at Colne Cricket Club today from 4pm to 7pm, and tomorrow from 2pm to 4pm.

Campaign group Lidgett and Beyond is leading the fight to save the green patch of land.

Before Christmas, wooden stakes were driven into the ground and surveyors laid down traffic monitors on Skipton Old Road and Castle Road.

The land is a mixture, with protected status and ‘special settlement character’ designations and borders the green belt. Part of it lies within the Lidgett Conservation Area.

Favordale resident and former Nelson and Colne College principal Alison Birkinshaw said: “Lidgett and Beyond has a healthy membership, and a modest fighting fund, but it is clear we need to marshal our forces now.”

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