Decision due in row over Darwen alley gates

First published in News

A ROW over whether to install alley gates behind a number of streets in the Whitehall area of Darwen will be resolved on Thursday.

An application was made in October to put up alley gates behind Woodville Terrace, Portland Street, Maria Street, and Alfred Street.

The proposal went before Blackburn with Darwen Council’s planning committee last month and was deferred after councillors said the site was ‘too clean’.

At the time, Whitehall councillor David Foster said it wasn’t for the committee to discuss the cleanliness of the area, merely to decide whether the application complied with planning regulations.

But the plans will be brought back in front of the committee on Thursday, when they have been recommended for approval.

Resident Carl Pinckard, of Portland Street, has objected to the proposals, saying gates would prevent him from parking his car in his backyard. He said: “If you put the gates up I will not be able to park my car in the backyard any more.

“The gates are not needed as I have lived here for 14 years and there is not a problem. The alley is clean most of the time and if the sweeper came up more than once every 10 weeks it would look ace. Please, please, please don’t put up these gates.”

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7:51am Wed 23 Jan 13

gutterpress says...

Carl Pinckard, you will be able to get a key from the council to open the gates, so you will still be able to park your car. The gates have been a blessing in Sudell, to stop undesirables using the back streets, the only thing I would say is the locks need re-designing to stop the gypsies forcing the gates open to gain access to the backs to rob from peoples' back yards
Carl Pinckard, you will be able to get a key from the council to open the gates, so you will still be able to park your car. The gates have been a blessing in Sudell, to stop undesirables using the back streets, the only thing I would say is the locks need re-designing to stop the gypsies forcing the gates open to gain access to the backs to rob from peoples' back yards gutterpress
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11:17am Wed 23 Jan 13

whitehallhero says...

Thanks for your comment. I reason why I objected was because where they are putting the gate posts. I will not be able to turn my car out at the top. As it is very tight. I can only just get the car out now. Not happy with the telegraph just writing a bit of what I said. See planning application 10/12/0951
Thanks for your comment. I reason why I objected was because where they are putting the gate posts. I will not be able to turn my car out at the top. As it is very tight. I can only just get the car out now. Not happy with the telegraph just writing a bit of what I said. See planning application 10/12/0951 whitehallhero
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5:04pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Papadoc says...

One Massive White Elephant. A Weste of Tax Payers money.Nothing to gain. A good Chain/ Lock cutter will let the criminals carry on with their criminal activerties.
One Massive White Elephant. A Weste of Tax Payers money.Nothing to gain. A good Chain/ Lock cutter will let the criminals carry on with their criminal activerties. Papadoc
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