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Crèche and 345 homes mooted for Clitheroe
PROPOSALS for up to 345 new houses and a crèche in Clitheroe are to be discussed at a public exhibition.
A consortium of land-owners, including Clitheroe Auction Mart, the Huntroyde Estate and John Taylor, is bringing forward plans for the Waddow View development, which would be located on land to the west of the town, just off Waddington Road.
Robert Parker, from Clitheroe Auction Mart, said the group wanted to get reaction to the initial proposals before a formal application was submitted to Ribble Valley Council.
He said: “Our plans for Waddow View represent substantial investment in Clitheroe and will deliver a high quality residential development that will assist in providing the new homes that the borough needs.
“Only by working with the people of Clitheroe will we be able to develop our plans and ensure that the best scheme is delivered, both for existing and future residents.”
But Steve Rush, chairman of the Clitheroe Residents’ Action Group, said the society would be opposing more houses in the Ribble Valley and encouraged people living near the proposed site to go to the meeting.
He said: “The problem we have got is that these things are coming so thick and fast.
“People in the Clitheroe area have got to go to this meeting to lodge their objections.
“We are being told that once the core strategy for 4,000 houses is in place this won’t continue, but we cannot understand why the word minimum has been put in it, because there is now nothing to protect the council from getting outlandish, scattered proposals from all over the place.”
The exhibition is at St Mary’s Centre, Church Street, Clitheroe, from 2pm to 8pm on September 6.