Save Whalley Village Action Group vows to fight on

Nick Walker

Nick Walker

First published in News

A HOUSING campaign group in the Ribble Valley has vowed to ‘fight on’ against large developments in the borough.

The Save Whalley Village Action Group was established to respond to the borough council’s Core Strategy more than three years ago and it has recently opposed several large developments in the village which were passed last year.

Work on a 260-property development on the Lawsonsteads site in the village has recently started.

The group’s chairman has said that it will continue , despite applications being approved by the borough council.

Nick Walker said: “We are going to fight on for the moment.

“We were set up to respond to the Core Strategy, which still has not been approved more than three years later.

“We have recently been involved in opposing a number of large applications for the village, the majority of which have been approved by borough councillors.

“We are also thinking of becoming more involved in local elections in future and the general election in 2015. That’s something that we are going to have to discuss further.”

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4:05pm Tue 22 Apr 14

charmed-one says...

Good for them. Once approved, the Core Strategy has to be reviewed every 5 years up to 2028. Just because the initial quota of 5000 homes may have been reached, doesn't mean it ends there. The quota can be increased every 5 years. RVBC has earmarked enough land for 15,000 houses. People don't realise this. The fight must go on.
Good for them. Once approved, the Core Strategy has to be reviewed every 5 years up to 2028. Just because the initial quota of 5000 homes may have been reached, doesn't mean it ends there. The quota can be increased every 5 years. RVBC has earmarked enough land for 15,000 houses. People don't realise this. The fight must go on. charmed-one
  • Score: 11

4:12pm Tue 22 Apr 14

shytalk says...

Sadly it is a done deal by the most corrupt government we have ever had.
Sadly it is a done deal by the most corrupt government we have ever had. shytalk
  • Score: 15

5:27pm Tue 22 Apr 14

POW WOW says...

shytalk wrote:
Sadly it is a done deal by the most corrupt government we have ever had.
True....... Mr Nigel's voice does indeed seem to fall on deaf ears of the very same hypocrite people in Westminster who recently were more than happy to see out his near trip to the gallows !!!!!!! Not so long now for Whalley in two shakes of a lamb's tail will be classed as a town with a multistorey carpark shopping centre and a reborn again copshop !!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: Sadly it is a done deal by the most corrupt government we have ever had.[/p][/quote]True....... Mr Nigel's voice does indeed seem to fall on deaf ears of the very same hypocrite people in Westminster who recently were more than happy to see out his near trip to the gallows !!!!!!! Not so long now for Whalley in two shakes of a lamb's tail will be classed as a town with a multistorey carpark shopping centre and a reborn again copshop !!!!!!!! POW WOW
  • Score: 5

5:43pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Birtrumthegreat says...

Nigel Evans has been quite happy to tow the party line, sucking up to the developers, until he realised that he stands a good chance of losing his job. He has not attended a single housing appeal or core strategy meeting, as his role as deputy speaker was higher on his priority list, than representing his constituents. It's people like Nick Walker and Steve Rush of Clitheroe Residents Action Group, that represent local people's views and they are important as they highlight the inadequacies of Ribble Valley council, who bumble along trying to fudge together a Core Strategy, whilst our region is being destroyed.
Nigel Evans has been quite happy to tow the party line, sucking up to the developers, until he realised that he stands a good chance of losing his job. He has not attended a single housing appeal or core strategy meeting, as his role as deputy speaker was higher on his priority list, than representing his constituents. It's people like Nick Walker and Steve Rush of Clitheroe Residents Action Group, that represent local people's views and they are important as they highlight the inadequacies of Ribble Valley council, who bumble along trying to fudge together a Core Strategy, whilst our region is being destroyed. Birtrumthegreat
  • Score: 8

6:19pm Tue 22 Apr 14

POW WOW says...

Birtrumthegreat wrote:
Nigel Evans has been quite happy to tow the party line, sucking up to the developers, until he realised that he stands a good chance of losing his job. He has not attended a single housing appeal or core strategy meeting, as his role as deputy speaker was higher on his priority list, than representing his constituents. It's people like Nick Walker and Steve Rush of Clitheroe Residents Action Group, that represent local people's views and they are important as they highlight the inadequacies of Ribble Valley council, who bumble along trying to fudge together a Core Strategy, whilst our region is being destroyed.
Well it might just cost him his seat since an MP's utmost role is to listen to their constituents and side with the majority.
[quote][p][bold]Birtrumthegreat[/bold] wrote: Nigel Evans has been quite happy to tow the party line, sucking up to the developers, until he realised that he stands a good chance of losing his job. He has not attended a single housing appeal or core strategy meeting, as his role as deputy speaker was higher on his priority list, than representing his constituents. It's people like Nick Walker and Steve Rush of Clitheroe Residents Action Group, that represent local people's views and they are important as they highlight the inadequacies of Ribble Valley council, who bumble along trying to fudge together a Core Strategy, whilst our region is being destroyed.[/p][/quote]Well it might just cost him his seat since an MP's utmost role is to listen to their constituents and side with the majority. POW WOW
  • Score: 6

7:44pm Tue 22 Apr 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

What's up Nick Walker you can live in the Ribble Valley but you don't want others to.
What's up Nick Walker you can live in the Ribble Valley but you don't want others to. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -12

7:53pm Tue 22 Apr 14

charmed-one says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
What's up Nick Walker you can live in the Ribble Valley but you don't want others to.
No. What Nick Walker and many other people are saying is, new residents are welcome in the RV, but be fair and spread them over the borough, not just in Clitheroe, Whalley and Barrow as is happening at the moment. The RV has plenty of available land in other areas so use it.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: What's up Nick Walker you can live in the Ribble Valley but you don't want others to.[/p][/quote]No. What Nick Walker and many other people are saying is, new residents are welcome in the RV, but be fair and spread them over the borough, not just in Clitheroe, Whalley and Barrow as is happening at the moment. The RV has plenty of available land in other areas so use it. charmed-one
  • Score: 9

8:20pm Tue 22 Apr 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

charmed-one wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
What's up Nick Walker you can live in the Ribble Valley but you don't want others to.
No. What Nick Walker and many other people are saying is, new residents are welcome in the RV, but be fair and spread them over the borough, not just in Clitheroe, Whalley and Barrow as is happening at the moment. The RV has plenty of available land in other areas so use it.
What's your problem thendo you lot not other people
[quote][p][bold]charmed-one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: What's up Nick Walker you can live in the Ribble Valley but you don't want others to.[/p][/quote]No. What Nick Walker and many other people are saying is, new residents are welcome in the RV, but be fair and spread them over the borough, not just in Clitheroe, Whalley and Barrow as is happening at the moment. The RV has plenty of available land in other areas so use it.[/p][/quote]What's your problem thendo you lot not other people 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -3

8:28pm Tue 22 Apr 14

charmed-one says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
charmed-one wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote: What's up Nick Walker you can live in the Ribble Valley but you don't want others to.
No. What Nick Walker and many other people are saying is, new residents are welcome in the RV, but be fair and spread them over the borough, not just in Clitheroe, Whalley and Barrow as is happening at the moment. The RV has plenty of available land in other areas so use it.
What's your problem thendo you lot not other people
Would you like to say that in English???
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charmed-one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: What's up Nick Walker you can live in the Ribble Valley but you don't want others to.[/p][/quote]No. What Nick Walker and many other people are saying is, new residents are welcome in the RV, but be fair and spread them over the borough, not just in Clitheroe, Whalley and Barrow as is happening at the moment. The RV has plenty of available land in other areas so use it.[/p][/quote]What's your problem thendo you lot not other people[/p][/quote]Would you like to say that in English??? charmed-one
  • Score: 6

8:42pm Tue 22 Apr 14

drunken donut says...

Nigel Evans hasn't a hope in hells chance of being the Ribble Valleys MP at the next election, if we just forget about his sordid and disgusting life style that was exposed at his recent trial, voters will not forget that it is his corrupt party that has rode roughshod over the residents lives. UKIP for me and I suspect for a good many residents, if only to show the government that you can't rely on turkey's voting for Christmas.
Nigel Evans hasn't a hope in hells chance of being the Ribble Valleys MP at the next election, if we just forget about his sordid and disgusting life style that was exposed at his recent trial, voters will not forget that it is his corrupt party that has rode roughshod over the residents lives. UKIP for me and I suspect for a good many residents, if only to show the government that you can't rely on turkey's voting for Christmas. drunken donut
  • Score: 4

2:22am Wed 23 Apr 14

english rose 1 says...

drunken donut wrote:
Nigel Evans hasn't a hope in hells chance of being the Ribble Valleys MP at the next election, if we just forget about his sordid and disgusting life style that was exposed at his recent trial, voters will not forget that it is his corrupt party that has rode roughshod over the residents lives. UKIP for me and I suspect for a good many residents, if only to show the government that you can't rely on turkey's voting for Christmas.
So will UKIP change the Govts daft housing policies ?? Since they are even closer to big business than the Tories then I very much doubt it. Indeed do they have any policy at all on housing except that they wish to radically cut funding for public services ?
[quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: Nigel Evans hasn't a hope in hells chance of being the Ribble Valleys MP at the next election, if we just forget about his sordid and disgusting life style that was exposed at his recent trial, voters will not forget that it is his corrupt party that has rode roughshod over the residents lives. UKIP for me and I suspect for a good many residents, if only to show the government that you can't rely on turkey's voting for Christmas.[/p][/quote]So will UKIP change the Govts daft housing policies ?? Since they are even closer to big business than the Tories then I very much doubt it. Indeed do they have any policy at all on housing except that they wish to radically cut funding for public services ? english rose 1
  • Score: 3

8:29pm Wed 23 Apr 14

drunken donut says...

english rose 1 wrote:
drunken donut wrote:
Nigel Evans hasn't a hope in hells chance of being the Ribble Valleys MP at the next election, if we just forget about his sordid and disgusting life style that was exposed at his recent trial, voters will not forget that it is his corrupt party that has rode roughshod over the residents lives. UKIP for me and I suspect for a good many residents, if only to show the government that you can't rely on turkey's voting for Christmas.
So will UKIP change the Govts daft housing policies ?? Since they are even closer to big business than the Tories then I very much doubt it. Indeed do they have any policy at all on housing except that they wish to radically cut funding for public services ?
No but they will stop the need for all the houses, immigration!
[quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: Nigel Evans hasn't a hope in hells chance of being the Ribble Valleys MP at the next election, if we just forget about his sordid and disgusting life style that was exposed at his recent trial, voters will not forget that it is his corrupt party that has rode roughshod over the residents lives. UKIP for me and I suspect for a good many residents, if only to show the government that you can't rely on turkey's voting for Christmas.[/p][/quote]So will UKIP change the Govts daft housing policies ?? Since they are even closer to big business than the Tories then I very much doubt it. Indeed do they have any policy at all on housing except that they wish to radically cut funding for public services ?[/p][/quote]No but they will stop the need for all the houses, immigration! drunken donut
  • Score: 3

12:24am Thu 24 Apr 14

Steven11 says...

drunken donut wrote:
english rose 1 wrote:
drunken donut wrote:
Nigel Evans hasn't a hope in hells chance of being the Ribble Valleys MP at the next election, if we just forget about his sordid and disgusting life style that was exposed at his recent trial, voters will not forget that it is his corrupt party that has rode roughshod over the residents lives. UKIP for me and I suspect for a good many residents, if only to show the government that you can't rely on turkey's voting for Christmas.
So will UKIP change the Govts daft housing policies ?? Since they are even closer to big business than the Tories then I very much doubt it. Indeed do they have any policy at all on housing except that they wish to radically cut funding for public services ?
No but they will stop the need for all the houses, immigration!
Just hope that you are right pal , you'll get my vote . No need to ring a friend. !
[quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: Nigel Evans hasn't a hope in hells chance of being the Ribble Valleys MP at the next election, if we just forget about his sordid and disgusting life style that was exposed at his recent trial, voters will not forget that it is his corrupt party that has rode roughshod over the residents lives. UKIP for me and I suspect for a good many residents, if only to show the government that you can't rely on turkey's voting for Christmas.[/p][/quote]So will UKIP change the Govts daft housing policies ?? Since they are even closer to big business than the Tories then I very much doubt it. Indeed do they have any policy at all on housing except that they wish to radically cut funding for public services ?[/p][/quote]No but they will stop the need for all the houses, immigration![/p][/quote]Just hope that you are right pal , you'll get my vote . No need to ring a friend. ! Steven11
  • Score: 2

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