100 protest at Pendle fishing lake and lodges plan

First published in Salterforth Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

ALMOST 100 residents have signed a petition against plans to build a large fishing lake with 12 timber lodges in a rural village.

Robert Bradley is behind the proposal to create the free form fishing lake, measuring 65m wide and 140m long, with 12 fishing pegs, 12 two-bedroom timber lodges – each with two car parking spaces – and a bin store on land at Far Hey Farm, Salterforth.

According to the developer, the lodges would complement the nearby Lower Park Marina, on the other side of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.

But a 97-strong petition, nine letters of objection and six web comments have been received by Pendle Borough Council.

Residents fear an increase in traffic caused by the development would make the area dangerous, especially for children who attend Salterforth Primary School.

They say there would be access problems in Cross Lane, Salterforth Lane and Chapel Hill.

Stephen Dale, of Crossfield House, in Salterforth Lane, said: “A number of children walk along Salterforth Lane to and from school.

"There is no footpath on the lane and a number of blind bends.

"An increase in traffic from this development presents a substantial risk to them.”

According to residents, the development would detract from the natural beauty of the area and deter walkers, cyclists and horse-riders from visiting the village.

In addition, some objectors feel it may damage Carr Beck, which is home to wildlife including kingfishers and heron.

Mr T Thorpe, of Essex Street, Barnoldswick, said: “The fact that this proposal is right next to the over 100-mile-long Leeds-Liverpool Canal, with its fishery already well-established, seems to be a ‘coal to Newcastle’ situation.”

British Waterways, Yorkshire Water and Salterforth Parish Council have also raised concerns over the proposed development.

Pendle Council’s planning officers are recommending that councillors reject the application.

The borough’s West Craven Committee will discuss the plans at the Rainhall Centre, Barnoldswick, at 7pm tomorrow.

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4:25pm Mon 28 Feb 11

anotherview says...

Now lad just "donate" to the council coffers, as Tesco appears to do, and all will be well. You may be eligible to open 13 more sites, depends on the size of the "brown envelope"
Now lad just "donate" to the council coffers, as Tesco appears to do, and all will be well. You may be eligible to open 13 more sites, depends on the size of the "brown envelope" anotherview
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4:31pm Mon 28 Feb 11

useyourhead says...

anotherview wrote:
Now lad just "donate" to the council coffers, as Tesco appears to do, and all will be well. You may be eligible to open 13 more sites, depends on the size of the "brown envelope"
or ammend the plans with an onion atop each lodge, then it will sail through!
[quote][p][bold]anotherview[/bold] wrote: Now lad just "donate" to the council coffers, as Tesco appears to do, and all will be well. You may be eligible to open 13 more sites, depends on the size of the "brown envelope"[/p][/quote]or ammend the plans with an onion atop each lodge, then it will sail through! useyourhead
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9:20pm Mon 28 Feb 11

happycyclist says...

Hope the residents succeed. There must be plenty of old lodges and reservoirs that he could redevelop without digging big holes in the countryside. Get to the auction for those two on the moors above Accy -the list price is only £5,000.
Hope the residents succeed. There must be plenty of old lodges and reservoirs that he could redevelop without digging big holes in the countryside. Get to the auction for those two on the moors above Accy -the list price is only £5,000. happycyclist
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9:23am Tue 1 Mar 11

holmesy69 says...

stop going on and let it happen it will be good for the town
stop going on and let it happen it will be good for the town holmesy69
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9:45am Tue 1 Mar 11

gudari says...

holmesy69 wrote:
stop going on and let it happen it will be good for the town
Have it in Nelson then idiot! "Let it happen" is an all too prevalent attitude these days- look what has hapened to Nelson! Some things are necessary and others are not and this development is not needed in Salterforth.
[quote][p][bold]holmesy69[/bold] wrote: stop going on and let it happen it will be good for the town[/p][/quote]Have it in Nelson then idiot! "Let it happen" is an all too prevalent attitude these days- look what has hapened to Nelson! Some things are necessary and others are not and this development is not needed in Salterforth. gudari
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10:22am Tue 1 Mar 11

holmesy69 says...

think about the new jobs you idiot
think about the new jobs you idiot holmesy69
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1:25pm Tue 1 Mar 11

dingle-berry says...

they seem to be rabbling on about kids walking the lane to school, somthing astronomical for the residents of salterforth who all seem to believe its 1863 but why not maybe build a 'path' or maybe even a 'pavement', no sorry thats far to modern! i would go for a gravel path that way the residents can't block the plan for being 'different' and to moderm!

and it would increase traffic hahahahaha are the 10 cars currently to much for you to stomach coming through are wee tiny village?

Sort it out !!! it might keep the pub open for a little longer before the brewery realise only 20 people go reguarly!! think about that one!

Go Bob Bradley!!!! You have my vote!!
they seem to be rabbling on about kids walking the lane to school, somthing astronomical for the residents of salterforth who all seem to believe its 1863 but why not maybe build a 'path' or maybe even a 'pavement', no sorry thats far to modern! i would go for a gravel path that way the residents can't block the plan for being 'different' and to moderm! and it would increase traffic hahahahaha are the 10 cars currently to much for you to stomach coming through are wee tiny village? Sort it out !!! it might keep the pub open for a little longer before the brewery realise only 20 people go reguarly!! think about that one! Go Bob Bradley!!!! You have my vote!! dingle-berry
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10:08pm Tue 1 Mar 11

globetrot says...

Has barnfiend anything to do with this? If they have, the hole will be nearly finished. Think the corrupt counsellor may well be living next door to the planned new lakes myself if it has been thrown out by planning. Not that Im cynical, but thats how the council appears to work in that particular area.
Has barnfiend anything to do with this? If they have, the hole will be nearly finished. Think the corrupt counsellor may well be living next door to the planned new lakes myself if it has been thrown out by planning. Not that Im cynical, but thats how the council appears to work in that particular area. globetrot
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8:51am Wed 2 Mar 11

Bernard Righton says...

Sounds like Mr Bradley has done his homework and identified a need and capitalised on it.
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There must be some considerable investment required from Mr. Bradley, surely can only be good for the village, bringing tourism and jobs - If only benefactors such as he would look to some of our other depressed towns and villages,
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Good luck with your application Mr Bradley and rise above the NIMBY's
Sounds like Mr Bradley has done his homework and identified a need and capitalised on it. + There must be some considerable investment required from Mr. Bradley, surely can only be good for the village, bringing tourism and jobs - If only benefactors such as he would look to some of our other depressed towns and villages, + Good luck with your application Mr Bradley and rise above the NIMBY's Bernard Righton
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5:49pm Wed 2 Mar 11

dingle-berry says...

gudari wrote:
holmesy69 wrote: stop going on and let it happen it will be good for the town
Have it in Nelson then idiot! "Let it happen" is an all too prevalent attitude these days- look what has hapened to Nelson! Some things are necessary and others are not and this development is not needed in Salterforth.
I have to side with holmesy69!!

gudari you are an idiot!! and a royal one at that!!
[quote][p][bold]gudari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holmesy69[/bold] wrote: stop going on and let it happen it will be good for the town[/p][/quote]Have it in Nelson then idiot! "Let it happen" is an all too prevalent attitude these days- look what has hapened to Nelson! Some things are necessary and others are not and this development is not needed in Salterforth.[/p][/quote]I have to side with holmesy69!! gudari you are an idiot!! and a royal one at that!! dingle-berry
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