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Colne mill to make way for discount store and pub

Lancashire Telegraph: The derelict Glen Mill, in North Valley Road, which is to be knocked down to make way for the new store and pub The derelict Glen Mill, in North Valley Road, which is to be knocked down to make way for the new store and pub

A DERELICT mill is to be knocked down to make way for a discount food store and a new pub.

Plans to build a Lidl and a Marston’s pub on the site of Glen Mill, in North Valley Road, Colne, were approved by councillors despite local objections.

Residents in Hannover Street were concerned about the possibility of increased traffic along their road, while there were also concerns about adding to the congestion on North Valley Road and about damaging the vitality of Colne town centre.

But the plans were approved by councillors, who said they were the best option for the site.

Coun Joe Cooney said: “Is it ideal? No. Are we going to get anything better? No.

“We cannot leave it as an eyesore. We have to get the best deal we can for the entire town.”

As part of the plans, the developers will fund a scheme to synchronise the traffic lights along the notoriously congested North Valley Road.

Coun Cooney said: “The changes to the traffic lights along North Valley Road will help keep the traffic flowing.

“If we want to stop congestion then we need to build a bypass.”

Graham Wharton, chairman of the Colne Town Centre Forum, said: “Developments like this can be damaging by taking customers away from the town centre.

“You get customers that love coming to Colne but it takes too long to get into the town.”

However, councillors said the town centre remained successful, despite out-of-town supermarkets.

Coun Tony Greaves said: “Colne town centre is not decimated. The town centre is a success story. We have to pinch ourselves at how much of a success story it is.”

An exit from the site will be on to Hannover Street, but one of the conditions of the development will mean the entrance to the site from the street will be blocked off, and vehicles will only be able to turn left on to Hannover Street, towards North Valley Road.

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2:03pm Wed 16 Apr 14

pendlegirl says...

How much did this lot donate to the political parties ?
How much did this lot donate to the political parties ? pendlegirl
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6:23pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

pendlegirl wrote:
How much did this lot donate to the political parties ?
Both the public and supermarket will be populated by the vest wearing special brew swilling ne'er-do-wells from the North Valley estate who will no doubt have their status street pigs (pitbull) in tow.
[quote][p][bold]pendlegirl[/bold] wrote: How much did this lot donate to the political parties ?[/p][/quote]Both the public and supermarket will be populated by the vest wearing special brew swilling ne'er-do-wells from the North Valley estate who will no doubt have their status street pigs (pitbull) in tow. Steven Seagull
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4:16pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Davehillbo says...

yet more traffic on north valley... well done..
Slow clap.
yet more traffic on north valley... well done.. Slow clap. Davehillbo
  • Score: 2

4:17pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Davehillbo says...

Well done, more traffic on north valley.
Clap... clap.... clap.
Well done, more traffic on north valley. Clap... clap.... clap. Davehillbo
  • Score: 0

3:39pm Sat 19 Apr 14

justaworkinlad says...

So just why do the council bother with peoples objections, they never make any difference because they are always overruled. Councilor Greaves says we have to pinch ourselves when we see how well Colne Town Centre is doing. One day if desissions like this keep being made we may wake up and find it's gone. Councilor Cooney say it's the least worst option, maybe we need councilors with a bit more vision.
So just why do the council bother with peoples objections, they never make any difference because they are always overruled. Councilor Greaves says we have to pinch ourselves when we see how well Colne Town Centre is doing. One day if desissions like this keep being made we may wake up and find it's gone. Councilor Cooney say it's the least worst option, maybe we need councilors with a bit more vision. justaworkinlad
  • Score: 1

7:32pm Sat 19 Apr 14

lancashirelass100 says...

You'd do better having an Aldi.
You'd do better having an Aldi. lancashirelass100
  • Score: 0

6:27am Wed 23 Apr 14

coates warder says...

so another supermarket in colne....any chance of lending barnoldswick 1 ? .the thick heads on the council over here think a co-op is enough for 10,500 people.you cant understand how pendle council stop building one in barlick but throw them up willy nilly in colne.my god before much longer nowt will move on the north valley. im just wondering if deluded joe cooney has tried driving from the nelson turnoff through colne at peak time. 1.5 miles = 27 mins last friday at 5.15pm but what does he think....a tweak is needed in the traffic lights ...o'dear me.
so another supermarket in colne....any chance of lending barnoldswick 1 ? .the thick heads on the council over here think a co-op is enough for 10,500 people.you cant understand how pendle council stop building one in barlick but throw them up willy nilly in colne.my god before much longer nowt will move on the north valley. im just wondering if deluded joe cooney has tried driving from the nelson turnoff through colne at peak time. 1.5 miles = 27 mins last friday at 5.15pm but what does he think....a tweak is needed in the traffic lights ...o'dear me. coates warder
  • Score: 2

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