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Owners get deadline to fix Blackburn blighted estate

Lancashire Telegraph: SCRUFFY Fly-tipping and landscaping are among the problems which need tackling on the estate SCRUFFY Fly-tipping and landscaping are among the problems which need tackling on the estate

THE new owners of a ‘dismal development’ in Blackburn have been given three months to clean up the site before the council takes enforcement action.

The borough’s planning committee has given the Lancashire Mortgage Corporation retrospective planning permission for eight homes on land next to Eagle Street in Intack.

The councillors imposed strict conditions on the permission, ordering major drainage, landscaping and tidying improvements to take place within three months.

Chairman Jim Smith said that if the work was not completed within the time limit, enforcement action would be taken and if necessary the planning permission would be revoked making the properties legally unsaleable.

The Blackburn with Darwen council committee was told that after a previous owner was given planning permission in June 2005, construction work began in breach of many conditions imposed on the development between Accrington Road and Fecitt Brow.

After a succession of owners, the last one went into receivership and the current owners acquired the ‘mothballed development’ and realised because of the breaches of the original conditions, a retrospective permission was needed to keep the eight homes that had been built on the site.

Councillors were told by officials: “The site is in a very untidy state and there have been concerns regarding the access/layout, contaminated land, fly-tipping, drainage, un-suitable boundaries, anti-social behaviour and landscaping.”

Six neighbours objected to the application, with Harriet Hancock of Fecitt Brow complaining of, ‘noise, disturbance, fly-tipping, drainage, site safety and security, lots of child trespass’.

Committee member Phil Riley said: “This is a dismal development, particularly in its current state. What assurances have we got the owners will comply with the conditions we impose this time?”

Council development manager Gavin Prescott said the new owners had indicated that they would comply in full within the three month period.

No-one from the Lancashire Mortgage Corporation was available to comment.

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3:33pm Wed 28 Nov 12

shytalk says...

We are all looking forwards to this type of develpment in Clitheroe
We are all looking forwards to this type of develpment in Clitheroe shytalk
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3:58pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Red Toupee says...

Three years ago the Environmental Health Officers in Blackburn totalled 40/50 - now it's less than 10. If the penny pinchers had kept those numbers up, places like this would not have had the chance to develop.
Three years ago the Environmental Health Officers in Blackburn totalled 40/50 - now it's less than 10. If the penny pinchers had kept those numbers up, places like this would not have had the chance to develop. Red Toupee
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8:15pm Wed 28 Nov 12

DEO VOLENTE says...

Does the Syrian Shepherd theif live on this estate. You know the one who comes to our country takes class A drugs, abuses our trust and hospitality and goes out on the rob. What a disgrace, no wonder out towns and cities in the U.K. are in the "multi-cultural" dismal mess that we are in.

Deus Vobiscum
Does the Syrian Shepherd theif live on this estate. You know the one who comes to our country takes class A drugs, abuses our trust and hospitality and goes out on the rob. What a disgrace, no wonder out towns and cities in the U.K. are in the "multi-cultural" dismal mess that we are in. Deus Vobiscum DEO VOLENTE
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9:53pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Is this Heartleyville says...

This development is positively luxurious compared with Blackburn with Darwen councils fantastic piece of architecture in Darwen! you must have seen it behind the new Berlin Wall with feature temporary barriers! Jackson Heights is one of their planning departments masterpieces ,and just over the road from their conservation area. It's stunning! If this gives you a taste for sights in the borough why not take a drive up to Hoddlesden and see the stunning development that was the old Carus mill with views to the amazing derelict old Rosins!
Ps. This is what happens when you allow councillors with no formal training into positions of importance!
This development is positively luxurious compared with Blackburn with Darwen councils fantastic piece of architecture in Darwen! you must have seen it behind the new Berlin Wall with feature temporary barriers! Jackson Heights is one of their planning departments masterpieces ,and just over the road from their conservation area. It's stunning! If this gives you a taste for sights in the borough why not take a drive up to Hoddlesden and see the stunning development that was the old Carus mill with views to the amazing derelict old Rosins! Ps. This is what happens when you allow councillors with no formal training into positions of importance! Is this Heartleyville
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12:42am Thu 29 Nov 12

english rose 1 says...

Is this Heartleyville wrote:
This development is positively luxurious compared with Blackburn with Darwen councils fantastic piece of architecture in Darwen! you must have seen it behind the new Berlin Wall with feature temporary barriers! Jackson Heights is one of their planning departments masterpieces ,and just over the road from their conservation area. It's stunning! If this gives you a taste for sights in the borough why not take a drive up to Hoddlesden and see the stunning development that was the old Carus mill with views to the amazing derelict old Rosins!
Ps. This is what happens when you allow councillors with no formal training into positions of importance!
Doh ! It's Belgrave Heights. And it's a PRIVATE development. Nowt to do with the Council.
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The developer of this and the Carus Mill site, McInerney Homes, went bust after part completing the site. None of the houses built at Belgrave Heights are empty though.
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How is it the Council's fault if a PRIVATE developer goes bust ???
[quote][p][bold]Is this Heartleyville[/bold] wrote: This development is positively luxurious compared with Blackburn with Darwen councils fantastic piece of architecture in Darwen! you must have seen it behind the new Berlin Wall with feature temporary barriers! Jackson Heights is one of their planning departments masterpieces ,and just over the road from their conservation area. It's stunning! If this gives you a taste for sights in the borough why not take a drive up to Hoddlesden and see the stunning development that was the old Carus mill with views to the amazing derelict old Rosins! Ps. This is what happens when you allow councillors with no formal training into positions of importance![/p][/quote]Doh ! It's Belgrave Heights. And it's a PRIVATE development. Nowt to do with the Council. * The developer of this and the Carus Mill site, McInerney Homes, went bust after part completing the site. None of the houses built at Belgrave Heights are empty though. * How is it the Council's fault if a PRIVATE developer goes bust ??? english rose 1
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1:03pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Is this Heartleyville says...

english rose 1 wrote:
Is this Heartleyville wrote:
This development is positively luxurious compared with Blackburn with Darwen councils fantastic piece of architecture in Darwen! you must have seen it behind the new Berlin Wall with feature temporary barriers! Jackson Heights is one of their planning departments masterpieces ,and just over the road from their conservation area. It's stunning! If this gives you a taste for sights in the borough why not take a drive up to Hoddlesden and see the stunning development that was the old Carus mill with views to the amazing derelict old Rosins!
Ps. This is what happens when you allow councillors with no formal training into positions of importance!
Doh ! It's Belgrave Heights. And it's a PRIVATE development. Nowt to do with the Council.
*
The developer of this and the Carus Mill site, McInerney Homes, went bust after part completing the site. None of the houses built at Belgrave Heights are empty though.
*
How is it the Council's fault if a PRIVATE developer goes bust ???
How kind of you to to point out my error and correcting !
Doh, It has everything to do with the council with every development that fails!
Blackburn with Darwen was asked to consider the failure of Mcinerney Homes at Belgrave Heights prior to awarding them planning permission in Hoddlesden , this was ignored by the Planning committee and subsequently they went bust for the third time leaving a mess in Hoddlesden also.
I thought you might have been aware that this developer actually went bust three times in the Blackburn with Darwen area and the councillors where fully aware of this fact as I thought you would be Doh!
[quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is this Heartleyville[/bold] wrote: This development is positively luxurious compared with Blackburn with Darwen councils fantastic piece of architecture in Darwen! you must have seen it behind the new Berlin Wall with feature temporary barriers! Jackson Heights is one of their planning departments masterpieces ,and just over the road from their conservation area. It's stunning! If this gives you a taste for sights in the borough why not take a drive up to Hoddlesden and see the stunning development that was the old Carus mill with views to the amazing derelict old Rosins! Ps. This is what happens when you allow councillors with no formal training into positions of importance![/p][/quote]Doh ! It's Belgrave Heights. And it's a PRIVATE development. Nowt to do with the Council. * The developer of this and the Carus Mill site, McInerney Homes, went bust after part completing the site. None of the houses built at Belgrave Heights are empty though. * How is it the Council's fault if a PRIVATE developer goes bust ???[/p][/quote]How kind of you to to point out my error and correcting ! Doh, It has everything to do with the council with every development that fails! Blackburn with Darwen was asked to consider the failure of Mcinerney Homes at Belgrave Heights prior to awarding them planning permission in Hoddlesden , this was ignored by the Planning committee and subsequently they went bust for the third time leaving a mess in Hoddlesden also. I thought you might have been aware that this developer actually went bust three times in the Blackburn with Darwen area and the councillors where fully aware of this fact as I thought you would be Doh! Is this Heartleyville
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