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Talks on future of derelict Waterfoot site

TALKS have begun to breath life back into a derelict former sheltered housing premises in Waterfoot.

Residents in Rossendale are being given the chance to have their say on the future of Mytholme House, off Burnley Road East, which has stood empty since its closure in 2009.

The council has come up with a range of plans for the town centre site and is giving residents the chance to view three alternative proposals and make comments on them.

Rossendale Lib Dem councillors previously accused the owners of the house, Green Vale Homes, of neglecting the property.

The building is currently boarded up and it has been feared that it could become victim to anti-social be-haviour.

Hilary Brady, Together Housing Group’s head of development, said: “We are keen to discuss our proposed options for the site with the local Waterfoot community, the Waterfoot Forward group and local businesses.”

A summary of the proposals will be placed on to the Green Vale Homes and Rossendale Borough Council’s websites, with the opportunity for people to give feedback by email.

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8:24am Sat 17 Nov 12

Deltic says...

A new notice board as just been put on the car park on the side of Tims chippy
See the facts that RBC are calling misinformation from their cabinet meeting minutes.
See the reports on black and white.
See their own community impact assessment.
See their willingness to turn over public space.
See their acceptance of using the car park housing.
Social housing they say in their report.
They are going to reprovide a car park it says
The developers will provide a play ground of course they will


Last time I looked we already had a car park and it was full
RBC still has the money allocated for the playground restoration.
Wonder how they are going to get all these homes yes 21 they say it in space where 33 vehicles park and still park 33 cars
Wonder where the 21 homes are going to park their cars.
All this isn't going in the foot print of Mytholme house.

1100 people say they don't want it.
30 shopkeepers don't want it.
Every person at the public meetings said the it shouldn't be there


Just what is the up side of this scheme? I can't find it

It can only be the riverside walk
By the way the Whitewell is a brook if that is the riverside walk. It's about 15 ft down
Anybody requiring a riverside walk can walk down by the coal yard and see an amazing waterfall . It won't cost one penny, one business, one job, one parking space or one bit of already owned public space and it's a real river the type of attraction that visitors would like to see if they could park.

Don't take your eyes of the real story the cabinet are willing to giving away our public spaces and car parks.
Whilst doing so they are not consulting ward counsellors or any councillors for that matter as the cabinet have skipped that approach and jumped in with both feet.
They want us to talk about the riverside walk and the colour of the loose vision of swings and the age of the residents.

Have they a mandate from the council to override policy of the core development strategy? I don't think so!

When you see these plans
1100 people have said what they want on the petition.

We loose nothing and safeguard our future.
A new notice board as just been put on the car park on the side of Tims chippy See the facts that RBC are calling misinformation from their cabinet meeting minutes. See the reports on black and white. See their own community impact assessment. See their willingness to turn over public space. See their acceptance of using the car park housing. Social housing they say in their report. They are going to reprovide a car park it says The developers will provide a play ground of course they will Last time I looked we already had a car park and it was full RBC still has the money allocated for the playground restoration. Wonder how they are going to get all these homes yes 21 they say it in space where 33 vehicles park and still park 33 cars Wonder where the 21 homes are going to park their cars. All this isn't going in the foot print of Mytholme house. 1100 people say they don't want it. 30 shopkeepers don't want it. Every person at the public meetings said the it shouldn't be there Just what is the up side of this scheme? I can't find it It can only be the riverside walk By the way the Whitewell is a brook if that is the riverside walk. It's about 15 ft down Anybody requiring a riverside walk can walk down by the coal yard and see an amazing waterfall . It won't cost one penny, one business, one job, one parking space or one bit of already owned public space and it's a real river the type of attraction that visitors would like to see if they could park. Don't take your eyes of the real story the cabinet are willing to giving away our public spaces and car parks. Whilst doing so they are not consulting ward counsellors or any councillors for that matter as the cabinet have skipped that approach and jumped in with both feet. They want us to talk about the riverside walk and the colour of the loose vision of swings and the age of the residents. Have they a mandate from the council to override policy of the core development strategy? I don't think so! When you see these plans 1100 people have said what they want on the petition. We loose nothing and safeguard our future. Deltic
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9:03pm Sat 17 Nov 12

her from here says...

The plans are on the council site. I don't know what their thinking, 2.3 million to for rawtenstall a give away for Waterfoot it just isn't right.
The plans are on the council site. I don't know what their thinking, 2.3 million to for rawtenstall a give away for Waterfoot it just isn't right. her from here
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