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Consortium revives Clitheroe building masterplan with fewer properties on ‘natural beauty’ site

Lancashire Telegraph: Consortium revives Clitheroe building masterplan with fewer properties on ‘natural beauty’ site Consortium revives Clitheroe building masterplan with fewer properties on ‘natural beauty’ site

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build hundreds of homes in Clitheroe could be revived despite strong resident opposition.

The previous plan for 345 homes on the Waddow View site off Waddington Road, submitted by a local consortium, was rejected at appeal in January.

Ribble Valley Council, who had previously rejected the application in February 2013, were given the option to defend their decision but declined after taking legal advice.

Following the council’s decision, the Back Commons Group, made up of residents, was formed to contest the appeal and won.

They objected to the plan on concerns including an increase of traffic, the loss of green space, flooding and the ‘over-development of Clitheroe’.

Now the consortium, made up of Clitheroe Auction Mart, the Huntroyde Estate, John Taylor and Sarah and Samantha Howard, has opened a consultation period into its new plans for the site.

Following a ‘comprehensive review’ of the issues raised by the inspector, the consortium has revised the number of houses down from 345 to 275.

The new masterplan, which includes 82 affordable homes, is available for comment and residents in the area will receive an outline letter, masterplan and reply form from today.

The consultation process will be open until June 30.

Clitheroe Town councillor Kevin Horkin, who represents the area where the plan related to, said: “I’m extremely disappointed and I’m sure the residents will be too because they fought a very forceful campaign to have this rejected.

“I had thought the inspector had taken fully onboard all of the concerns, hence his decision to reject the plan.

“I’m sure residents will fight any future application to destroy their greenbelt.

“This is a controversial site because it means a lot to local residents and includes natural beauty.”

A spokesman for the consortium said: “We have comprehensively addressed the issues raised by the inspector and his conclusion is that the site is highly sustainable.

“Now is the opportunity for the residents to have their say on the revised proposal.”

To reply to the consultation email enquiries@ waddowview.co.uk.

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6:23pm Wed 18 Jun 14

charmed-one says...

One of the original two access junctions was highlighted by the inspector as 'trangressing the severe' criteria of the National Planning Framework; the other access was identified as being 'ok' for the moment but he mentioned a serious concern about the road further on (and if Standen gets 1000+ houses, that will be a major highways issue, with the potential to cause this part of time to become gridlocked).
Also, in earlier studies of the 'Waddow View' land and it's potential use for housing, it stated that a completely new road would have to be created throughout the development site with a completely different access/exit - the only possible place it could come out is down Low Moor, which as all Clitheroe residents know is jam-packed with new houses, leading to incredibly difficult (and dangerous) highways.
So how on earth can it be sustainable? Unless you make it a car-free zone....
One of the original two access junctions was highlighted by the inspector as 'trangressing the severe' criteria of the National Planning Framework; the other access was identified as being 'ok' for the moment but he mentioned a serious concern about the road further on (and if Standen gets 1000+ houses, that will be a major highways issue, with the potential to cause this part of time to become gridlocked). Also, in earlier studies of the 'Waddow View' land and it's potential use for housing, it stated that a completely new road would have to be created throughout the development site with a completely different access/exit - the only possible place it could come out is down Low Moor, which as all Clitheroe residents know is jam-packed with new houses, leading to incredibly difficult (and dangerous) highways. So how on earth can it be sustainable? Unless you make it a car-free zone.... charmed-one
  • Score: 10

6:58pm Wed 18 Jun 14

charmed-one says...

*town* not 'time'!
*town* not 'time'! charmed-one
  • Score: 3

7:30pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Birtrumthegreat says...

If we had a Core Strategy, none of this would have happened. Thanks to the dynamic management and leadership in the council, who make Walmington on Sea's home guard, appear like the crack SAS troops, our whole region is doomed.
If we had a Core Strategy, none of this would have happened. Thanks to the dynamic management and leadership in the council, who make Walmington on Sea's home guard, appear like the crack SAS troops, our whole region is doomed. Birtrumthegreat
  • Score: 5

7:50pm Wed 18 Jun 14

charmed-one says...

Birtrumthegreat wrote:
If we had a Core Strategy, none of this would have happened. Thanks to the dynamic management and leadership in the council, who make Walmington on Sea's home guard, appear like the crack SAS troops, our whole region is doomed.
The revised CS says we need 5600 new homes - quite an increase on the original 4000!
[quote][p][bold]Birtrumthegreat[/bold] wrote: If we had a Core Strategy, none of this would have happened. Thanks to the dynamic management and leadership in the council, who make Walmington on Sea's home guard, appear like the crack SAS troops, our whole region is doomed.[/p][/quote]The revised CS says we need 5600 new homes - quite an increase on the original 4000! charmed-one
  • Score: 4

12:08am Thu 19 Jun 14

deejbee1 says...

Disappointed in anyone who sits in their house and complains about the work of people on the town council. It's voluntary or very low pay allowance for many many hours of work for no thanks. Extra hours after work in normal jobs for most. If you want change, make it happen. Get involved. Give up your own time.
Disappointed in anyone who sits in their house and complains about the work of people on the town council. It's voluntary or very low pay allowance for many many hours of work for no thanks. Extra hours after work in normal jobs for most. If you want change, make it happen. Get involved. Give up your own time. deejbee1
  • Score: -1

10:04am Thu 19 Jun 14

Birtrumthegreat says...

deejbee1 wrote:
Disappointed in anyone who sits in their house and complains about the work of people on the town council. It's voluntary or very low pay allowance for many many hours of work for no thanks. Extra hours after work in normal jobs for most. If you want change, make it happen. Get involved. Give up your own time.
The Chief Executive, Head of Planning and Head of regeneration are not low paid, part time jobs. The 'buck' should stop here, it's their failings that caused this mess, they are simply not up to their jobs. In this current climate, dynamic team leaders are needed, not pen pushers, happy to take home a substantial wage.
[quote][p][bold]deejbee1[/bold] wrote: Disappointed in anyone who sits in their house and complains about the work of people on the town council. It's voluntary or very low pay allowance for many many hours of work for no thanks. Extra hours after work in normal jobs for most. If you want change, make it happen. Get involved. Give up your own time.[/p][/quote]The Chief Executive, Head of Planning and Head of regeneration are not low paid, part time jobs. The 'buck' should stop here, it's their failings that caused this mess, they are simply not up to their jobs. In this current climate, dynamic team leaders are needed, not pen pushers, happy to take home a substantial wage. Birtrumthegreat
  • Score: 1

11:54am Thu 19 Jun 14

Rustypuss says...

Not reported in this article is that Kirkmoor Road will be used as a bus route and emergency services access. I am interested to know, what type of bus they expect to get down Kirkmoor Road / Castle View when they are virtually single lane roads due to traffic parking.
Not reported in this article is that Kirkmoor Road will be used as a bus route and emergency services access. I am interested to know, what type of bus they expect to get down Kirkmoor Road / Castle View when they are virtually single lane roads due to traffic parking. Rustypuss
  • Score: 3

5:15pm Thu 19 Jun 14

dan8080 says...

I hope permission is granted for these houses as Audley range is getting overcrowded
I hope permission is granted for these houses as Audley range is getting overcrowded dan8080
  • Score: 0

4:43pm Sun 22 Jun 14

charmed-one says...

Rustypuss wrote:
Not reported in this article is that Kirkmoor Road will be used as a bus route and emergency services access. I am interested to know, what type of bus they expect to get down Kirkmoor Road / Castle View when they are virtually single lane roads due to traffic parking.
Quite simply, they will put double yellow lines down. Local residents who already have one hell of a struggle to find a parking space, are being penalised because of a development they don't want!
And before anybody starts with the usual NIMBY cr*p, every piece of brownfield site in this area, has been built on over the last few years - so NIMBYs we aint!
[quote][p][bold]Rustypuss[/bold] wrote: Not reported in this article is that Kirkmoor Road will be used as a bus route and emergency services access. I am interested to know, what type of bus they expect to get down Kirkmoor Road / Castle View when they are virtually single lane roads due to traffic parking.[/p][/quote]Quite simply, they will put double yellow lines down. Local residents who already have one hell of a struggle to find a parking space, are being penalised because of a development they don't want! And before anybody starts with the usual NIMBY cr*p, every piece of brownfield site in this area, has been built on over the last few years - so NIMBYs we aint! charmed-one
  • Score: 6

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