132-homes plan set to be put forward in Langho

The developer’s vision for the Langho site

The developer’s vision for the Langho site

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

PLANS are being put together for a new 132-home development in a Ribble Valley village.

Sheffield-based Hallam Land Management is preparing to submit a formal application to the borough council regarding a 5.4 hectare site next to Langho’s train station between the A59 and Whalley Road.

The village’s residents have been sent a leaflet outlining the main points of the proposal and have been asked to submit their views to the company before the application is then sent.

As part of the plan, a new access road would be created to the A59 and a shared car park next to the train station with up to 20 spaces would also be built.

The company has also said that contributions would also be made to the upgrade of the facilities at the station and that ‘on-site ecological features would be enhanced’.

Moorland Road resident Mark Seed, who has lived in the village since 2004, said: “We don’t have the facilities to cope with more houses in the village.

“The schools are full up and we don’t have enough shops to cater for so many more people.

“I think that the extra access to the A59 will be extremely dangerous.

“The people in and around my street are aware of the proposal and they don’t want it either.

“It will cause chaos at peak times and I hope that the company work with the residents who submit their views to them.”

In a statement on the leaflet, a spokesman for the company said: “The council’s evidence demonstrates that there is a growing need for more housing, with the emerging local plan identifying a need for 5,600 new homes in the Ribble Valley to 2028 to meet the needs of existing and future generations.

“The site is not in the green belt or on a flood plain, and there are no technical issues that would prevent its development.

“Initial studies have been carried out to inform our proposals.

“Through studying the area, a ‘master plan’ is evolving which seeks to complement the local characteristics by enhancing the existing neighbourhood.”

Residents have been asked to send their comments to: Pegasus Planning Group, Barnett House, 53 Fountain Street, Manchester, M2 2AN.

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3:52pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Snot dog says...

Why does Langho need a development of this size? There are already over 50 houses for sale in the village, and some of them have been for years. The road network will not cope with all the traffic that this will bring. Another case of proposed over development.
Why does Langho need a development of this size? There are already over 50 houses for sale in the village, and some of them have been for years. The road network will not cope with all the traffic that this will bring. Another case of proposed over development. Snot dog
  • Score: 24

6:54pm Wed 9 Jul 14

shytalk says...

Ribble valley is fast becoming an over developed mess.. Anyone who does not understand what an over developed mess is then visit south Manchester.. Bramhall, Cheadle ,Stockport etc.
Ribble valley is fast becoming an over developed mess.. Anyone who does not understand what an over developed mess is then visit south Manchester.. Bramhall, Cheadle ,Stockport etc. shytalk
  • Score: 7

7:46pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Copperhead says...

The reason for this unwanted and unnecessary development is the UKs stupid immigration policy.
As foreigners move into towns like Blackburn and Burnley, the native population moves out as they don't want to live amongst aliens with whom they have no shared ancestry or common interests.
if you want to blame anyone for the over-development of the Ribble Valley, then Blackburn's soon-to-be-ex-MP, Jack Straw and his fellow marxists in NuLabour are a good place to start.
Mind you, Jack doesn't care. He'll be off to his cottage in the Cotswolds with a peerage and a few well-paid directorships to supplement his already ( thanks to us ) generous pension.
And I can absolutely GUARANTEE you that NO-ONE, and I mean NO-ONE, will be allowed to even THINK about building new houses where Jack and his cronies live.
The reason for this unwanted and unnecessary development is the UKs stupid immigration policy. As foreigners move into towns like Blackburn and Burnley, the native population moves out as they don't want to live amongst aliens with whom they have no shared ancestry or common interests. if you want to blame anyone for the over-development of the Ribble Valley, then Blackburn's soon-to-be-ex-MP, Jack Straw and his fellow marxists in NuLabour are a good place to start. Mind you, Jack doesn't care. He'll be off to his cottage in the Cotswolds with a peerage and a few well-paid directorships to supplement his already ( thanks to us ) generous pension. And I can absolutely GUARANTEE you that NO-ONE, and I mean NO-ONE, will be allowed to even THINK about building new houses where Jack and his cronies live. Copperhead
  • Score: 12

7:48pm Wed 9 Jul 14

zabby says...

Copperhead wrote:
The reason for this unwanted and unnecessary development is the UKs stupid immigration policy.
As foreigners move into towns like Blackburn and Burnley, the native population moves out as they don't want to live amongst aliens with whom they have no shared ancestry or common interests.
if you want to blame anyone for the over-development of the Ribble Valley, then Blackburn's soon-to-be-ex-MP, Jack Straw and his fellow marxists in NuLabour are a good place to start.
Mind you, Jack doesn't care. He'll be off to his cottage in the Cotswolds with a peerage and a few well-paid directorships to supplement his already ( thanks to us ) generous pension.
And I can absolutely GUARANTEE you that NO-ONE, and I mean NO-ONE, will be allowed to even THINK about building new houses where Jack and his cronies live.
Spot on
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: The reason for this unwanted and unnecessary development is the UKs stupid immigration policy. As foreigners move into towns like Blackburn and Burnley, the native population moves out as they don't want to live amongst aliens with whom they have no shared ancestry or common interests. if you want to blame anyone for the over-development of the Ribble Valley, then Blackburn's soon-to-be-ex-MP, Jack Straw and his fellow marxists in NuLabour are a good place to start. Mind you, Jack doesn't care. He'll be off to his cottage in the Cotswolds with a peerage and a few well-paid directorships to supplement his already ( thanks to us ) generous pension. And I can absolutely GUARANTEE you that NO-ONE, and I mean NO-ONE, will be allowed to even THINK about building new houses where Jack and his cronies live.[/p][/quote]Spot on zabby
  • Score: 7

7:58pm Wed 9 Jul 14

zabby says...

White flight,get used to it or get out of your bubbles,you people who moved there years ago put the immigration issue to the backs of your minds thinking you were safe,got news for you no ones safe now it's starting to affect you ,you might get out of that bubbles and smell they coffee.you're lucky really the council isn't dumping Roma on your doorstep like the poor people of Sheffield ,burnley and Blackburn has been a dumping ground for uneducated immigrants for years,resulting in drug epidemic and child grooming gangs,and convicted terrorists,I could go on but I think you'll get the message
White flight,get used to it or get out of your bubbles,you people who moved there years ago put the immigration issue to the backs of your minds thinking you were safe,got news for you no ones safe now it's starting to affect you ,you might get out of that bubbles and smell they coffee.you're lucky really the council isn't dumping Roma on your doorstep like the poor people of Sheffield ,burnley and Blackburn has been a dumping ground for uneducated immigrants for years,resulting in drug epidemic and child grooming gangs,and convicted terrorists,I could go on but I think you'll get the message zabby
  • Score: 8

8:14pm Wed 9 Jul 14

clitheroe blue boy says...

I think it would be fair to say that a good majority of people moving onto this new estate would commute by train to Blackburn, Bolton and Manchester, even Clitheroe, therefore the traffic wouldn't increase by too much. Is that not part of the plan?

And regarding the Langho shops not being able to cater for the new influx of customers, I've never heard of a more stupid comment! I'm sure they don't want the extra trade and you will get their vote against the planning application!
I think it would be fair to say that a good majority of people moving onto this new estate would commute by train to Blackburn, Bolton and Manchester, even Clitheroe, therefore the traffic wouldn't increase by too much. Is that not part of the plan? And regarding the Langho shops not being able to cater for the new influx of customers, I've never heard of a more stupid comment! I'm sure they don't want the extra trade and you will get their vote against the planning application! clitheroe blue boy
  • Score: -13

10:43pm Wed 9 Jul 14

charmed-one says...

clitheroe blue boy wrote:
I think it would be fair to say that a good majority of people moving onto this new estate would commute by train to Blackburn, Bolton and Manchester, even Clitheroe, therefore the traffic wouldn't increase by too much. Is that not part of the plan?

And regarding the Langho shops not being able to cater for the new influx of customers, I've never heard of a more stupid comment! I'm sure they don't want the extra trade and you will get their vote against the planning application!
I've tried commuting by train and it isn't worth it. More often than not, they're late, fail to turn up or overcrowded. If you have a car, you're going to use it.
[quote][p][bold]clitheroe blue boy[/bold] wrote: I think it would be fair to say that a good majority of people moving onto this new estate would commute by train to Blackburn, Bolton and Manchester, even Clitheroe, therefore the traffic wouldn't increase by too much. Is that not part of the plan? And regarding the Langho shops not being able to cater for the new influx of customers, I've never heard of a more stupid comment! I'm sure they don't want the extra trade and you will get their vote against the planning application![/p][/quote]I've tried commuting by train and it isn't worth it. More often than not, they're late, fail to turn up or overcrowded. If you have a car, you're going to use it. charmed-one
  • Score: 12

11:26pm Thu 10 Jul 14

unjust says...

I am a Langho resident. Anyone who has received one of these forms from the Hallam Land I have it on good authority NOT to fill them in because these companies group them together as a yes. RVBC WILL NOT listen to the wishes of us villagers- they think they can do what they want and will give permission. I think its diabolical more houses are being built. There are plenty of places to build, not destruct an already large village. There's no forward thinking out of the box. Hallam should be made to build a new school, doctors and better access, multi generation houses. The roads are already busy and the train service not fit! Always cancelling services. The access from the train car park very dangerous already. RVBC just see future pound signs with revenue and help towards their black holes. Nothing more. I feel so sorry to the home owners near this development. Its a joke that to have a nice walk with my dog in Langho I have to walk on dangerous country roads or around a housing estates! No decent fields for him to run as I guarantee Hallams' second phase development will be on the adjoining field!
I am a Langho resident. Anyone who has received one of these forms from the Hallam Land I have it on good authority NOT to fill them in because these companies group them together as a yes. RVBC WILL NOT listen to the wishes of us villagers- they think they can do what they want and will give permission. I think its diabolical more houses are being built. There are plenty of places to build, not destruct an already large village. There's no forward thinking out of the box. Hallam should be made to build a new school, doctors and better access, multi generation houses. The roads are already busy and the train service not fit! Always cancelling services. The access from the train car park very dangerous already. RVBC just see future pound signs with revenue and help towards their black holes. Nothing more. I feel so sorry to the home owners near this development. Its a joke that to have a nice walk with my dog in Langho I have to walk on dangerous country roads or around a housing estates! No decent fields for him to run as I guarantee Hallams' second phase development will be on the adjoining field! unjust
  • Score: 11

11:07am Thu 24 Jul 14

PlasticD says...

unjust wrote:
I am a Langho resident. Anyone who has received one of these forms from the Hallam Land I have it on good authority NOT to fill them in because these companies group them together as a yes. RVBC WILL NOT listen to the wishes of us villagers- they think they can do what they want and will give permission. I think its diabolical more houses are being built. There are plenty of places to build, not destruct an already large village. There's no forward thinking out of the box. Hallam should be made to build a new school, doctors and better access, multi generation houses. The roads are already busy and the train service not fit! Always cancelling services. The access from the train car park very dangerous already. RVBC just see future pound signs with revenue and help towards their black holes. Nothing more. I feel so sorry to the home owners near this development. Its a joke that to have a nice walk with my dog in Langho I have to walk on dangerous country roads or around a housing estates! No decent fields for him to run as I guarantee Hallams' second phase development will be on the adjoining field!
Try living in Barrow, due to the failing of RV planning department, we are set to grow from 304 house in 2010 to over 1250. Then once the Core Strategy is approved,we can grow a further 45%. The whole planning department including the CEO of the council should be marched out of the region and told never to come back. Even better put them in stocks first, in Clitheroe market place.
[quote][p][bold]unjust[/bold] wrote: I am a Langho resident. Anyone who has received one of these forms from the Hallam Land I have it on good authority NOT to fill them in because these companies group them together as a yes. RVBC WILL NOT listen to the wishes of us villagers- they think they can do what they want and will give permission. I think its diabolical more houses are being built. There are plenty of places to build, not destruct an already large village. There's no forward thinking out of the box. Hallam should be made to build a new school, doctors and better access, multi generation houses. The roads are already busy and the train service not fit! Always cancelling services. The access from the train car park very dangerous already. RVBC just see future pound signs with revenue and help towards their black holes. Nothing more. I feel so sorry to the home owners near this development. Its a joke that to have a nice walk with my dog in Langho I have to walk on dangerous country roads or around a housing estates! No decent fields for him to run as I guarantee Hallams' second phase development will be on the adjoining field![/p][/quote]Try living in Barrow, due to the failing of RV planning department, we are set to grow from 304 house in 2010 to over 1250. Then once the Core Strategy is approved,we can grow a further 45%. The whole planning department including the CEO of the council should be marched out of the region and told never to come back. Even better put them in stocks first, in Clitheroe market place. PlasticD
  • Score: 3

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