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East Lancashire's 'worst street' set for canalside houses and apartments

Lancashire Telegraph: 'WORST STREET' The houses in Spring Street, Rishton 'WORST STREET' The houses in Spring Street, Rishton

PLANS to transform East Lancashire’s ‘worst street’ into an upmarket canalside development have been rubber-stamped.

Permission has been granted by Hyndburn’s Planning Commitee to create canalside apartments and houses where arson-hit terraces recently stood on Rishton’s Spring Street.

Dairmiles Developments Ltd had submitted a bid to develop the piece of land which also includes the former Bridgefield Mill and Britannia Mill sites.

Arson-hit terraces on Spring Street, which were last week demolished, saw firefighters called out a record of 33 times in just six months at the height of problems on the street.

The bid from developers would see the demolition of all existing mill buildings on the site to build thirteen three-bedroom houses, 62 two-bedroom apartments and 62 one bedroom apartments.

Plans would also include 156 car parking spaces.

Coun Harry Grayson, who was born on Spring Street, said he hoped the plans would restore pride in the area.

He said: “I would have liked to have seen more family homes in comparison to apartments, but overall the scheme is good news.

“It may attract more white collar workers and the layout alongside the canal will be an attractive prospect to home buyers.

"The street has been bearing the brunt of problems for quite a while, so this development cannot come too soon.”

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11:23am Tue 18 Oct 11

useyourhead says...

they will need good site security methinks.
they will need good site security methinks. useyourhead
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11:54am Tue 18 Oct 11

caballo says...

Doubtless we will just see one species of vermin replaced by another!
Doubtless we will just see one species of vermin replaced by another! caballo
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12:54pm Tue 18 Oct 11

Slimplynth says...

caballo wrote:
Doubtless we will just see one species of vermin replaced by another!
I hope not.. www.hyndburnbc.gov.u
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[quote][p][bold]caballo[/bold] wrote: Doubtless we will just see one species of vermin replaced by another![/p][/quote]I hope not.. www.hyndburnbc.gov.u k/downloads/sup10-12 .pdf Slimplynth
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12:59pm Tue 18 Oct 11

Slimplynth says...

www.hyndburnbc.gov.u
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www.hyndburnbc.gov.u k/.../Item_19a_-_Spr ing_Street__Rishton. pdf Slimplynth
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9:53pm Tue 18 Oct 11

Pendle Bill says...

As I wrote last time this story was in the paper, come and look at Berkeley Street, Brierfield, or what the dumb council have left of it. All other houses in the four streets that were there have gone.......except for seven houses in the middle of one block, only two of which are lived in. All the other inhabitants moved out years ago under a CPO, and their houses were demolished......why not these two families? ASK PENDLE COUNCIL!!!!!!!!
As I wrote last time this story was in the paper, come and look at Berkeley Street, Brierfield, or what the dumb council have left of it. All other houses in the four streets that were there have gone.......except for seven houses in the middle of one block, only two of which are lived in. All the other inhabitants moved out years ago under a CPO, and their houses were demolished......why not these two families? ASK PENDLE COUNCIL!!!!!!!! Pendle Bill
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11:36am Wed 19 Oct 11

wilkinp4 says...

As if there aren't enough traffic problems, 156 more cars trying to join traffic which is already to heavy on the town.... Fantastic. Brilliant planning as always from the local Councillors, and I haven't even started on schools, doctors, and dentists.......
As if there aren't enough traffic problems, 156 more cars trying to join traffic which is already to heavy on the town.... Fantastic. Brilliant planning as always from the local Councillors, and I haven't even started on schools, doctors, and dentists....... wilkinp4
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