Plans for Ribble Valley luxury hotel set to be approved

Lancashire Telegraph: AIM A drawing of the planned hotel AIM A drawing of the planned hotel

PLANS for a luxury country house hotel in the Ribble Valley are set to be given the green light despite a raft of objections.

The proposals for a hotel and spa close to the A59, Gisburn Road, between Sawley and Gisburn, have been objected to by the parish council and 25 local residents and businesses.

But the plans have also received some support and the people behind the application, who are from Lytham St Annes, said it would benefit the area with the creation of at least 80 jobs.

Marie and Glen Myerscough, who are behind the application, said: “Our proposal for a 38 bedroom luxury country house hotel and spa has been drawn up over the past few years with the advice, support and assistance of council officers.

“A planning application was made in April 2011. We are pleased that the council’s officers are recommending that planning permission be granted.

"We hope the planning committee will grant planning permission at today’s meeting, especially given the many benefits the hotel would bring to the local area.

“This hotel would complement and extend the tourism and visitor offer within the Ribble Valley and give a boost to the Ribble Valley economy, with the creation of 80 new jobs.”

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Residents who objected to the plans listed over 60 different reasons including impact on existing hotel businesses, jobs not being filled by local people, the viability of the business proposal and the impact on wildlife in the area.

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4:00pm Thu 13 Oct 11

fabinribblevalley says...

Well here we are more green belt land being gobbled up, are there more brown envelopes being passed around I wonder. Also I can only agree with the point of who the jobs will go to, I believe that most will not speak fluent english rest assured on that. And finally where is our MP standing on this, we have homes in \Barrow and homes in Whalley all being built on green belt land and our MP is nowhere to be seen. I only hope he has not received a brown envelope.
Well here we are more green belt land being gobbled up, are there more brown envelopes being passed around I wonder. Also I can only agree with the point of who the jobs will go to, I believe that most will not speak fluent english rest assured on that. And finally where is our MP standing on this, we have homes in \Barrow and homes in Whalley all being built on green belt land and our MP is nowhere to be seen. I only hope he has not received a brown envelope. fabinribblevalley

6:27pm Thu 13 Oct 11

anotherview says...

Green Belt, my foot...look along the A59 between Ribchester Road traffic lights and the M6. Development everywhere. Look at the huge house on the outskirts of Rimmington.... Although we have to have progress, there should be some structured plan available for all to see. Our MP, sadly, seldom puts his head above the parapet, or ever holds a controversial opinion. In time he will probably be "The Leader of the Queen's Navee" (A Gilbert and Sullivan Opera.)
Green Belt, my foot...look along the A59 between Ribchester Road traffic lights and the M6. Development everywhere. Look at the huge house on the outskirts of Rimmington.... Although we have to have progress, there should be some structured plan available for all to see. Our MP, sadly, seldom puts his head above the parapet, or ever holds a controversial opinion. In time he will probably be "The Leader of the Queen's Navee" (A Gilbert and Sullivan Opera.) anotherview

6:31pm Thu 13 Oct 11

Coeur de Lion says...

fabinribblevalley wrote:
Well here we are more green belt land being gobbled up, are there more brown envelopes being passed around I wonder. Also I can only agree with the point of who the jobs will go to, I believe that most will not speak fluent english rest assured on that. And finally where is our MP standing on this, we have homes in \Barrow and homes in Whalley all being built on green belt land and our MP is nowhere to be seen. I only hope he has not received a brown envelope.
I emailed Nigel (its nothing to do with me guv) Evans on this very subject and got a very unsatisfactory answer. The only thing he understands is votes, I can't see him getting many votes in Whalley and by the time this government has finished concreting over the Ribble valley everyonewill be voting UKIP.
[quote][p][bold]fabinribblevalley[/bold] wrote: Well here we are more green belt land being gobbled up, are there more brown envelopes being passed around I wonder. Also I can only agree with the point of who the jobs will go to, I believe that most will not speak fluent english rest assured on that. And finally where is our MP standing on this, we have homes in \Barrow and homes in Whalley all being built on green belt land and our MP is nowhere to be seen. I only hope he has not received a brown envelope.[/p][/quote]I emailed Nigel (its nothing to do with me guv) Evans on this very subject and got a very unsatisfactory answer. The only thing he understands is votes, I can't see him getting many votes in Whalley and by the time this government has finished concreting over the Ribble valley everyonewill be voting UKIP. Coeur de Lion

6:37pm Thu 13 Oct 11

Noiticer says...

Another bit of the beautiful Ribble Valeey ruined. Does RVBC ever say 'No' to developments such as this - and what about the huge mansion at Rimington? How was that given planning permission?
Another bit of the beautiful Ribble Valeey ruined. Does RVBC ever say 'No' to developments such as this - and what about the huge mansion at Rimington? How was that given planning permission? Noiticer

9:35pm Thu 13 Oct 11

Dr Who Dunnit 2010? says...

Just got back from the planning meeting at Clitheroe & the plannings been refused & put back to committee
Just got back from the planning meeting at Clitheroe & the plannings been refused & put back to committee Dr Who Dunnit 2010?

8:10am Fri 14 Oct 11

fabinribblevalley says...

Dr Who Dunnit 2010? wrote:
Just got back from the planning meeting at Clitheroe & the plannings been refused & put back to committee
We will keep our fingers crossed and hope that common sense prevails. tell them to build on the grey lands of Blackburn/Burnley and Accrington and just mentioning again the housing situation in the valley, if they are short of houses why are the hundreds on sale not selling, and please no one give me that first time buyers can't afford them, they wont be able to afford any new ones either.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Who Dunnit 2010?[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the planning meeting at Clitheroe & the plannings been refused & put back to committee[/p][/quote]We will keep our fingers crossed and hope that common sense prevails. tell them to build on the grey lands of Blackburn/Burnley and Accrington and just mentioning again the housing situation in the valley, if they are short of houses why are the hundreds on sale not selling, and please no one give me that first time buyers can't afford them, they wont be able to afford any new ones either. fabinribblevalley

9:24am Fri 14 Oct 11

MJA says...

Dr Who Dunnit 2010? wrote:
Just got back from the planning meeting at Clitheroe & the plannings been refused & put back to committee
So how does this fit in with the headline?
Headline says "approved"; the story says "the plans are set to be approved" and the facts show that they were not approved nor were they set to be approved.
Why not report on what has happened not what might happen?
[quote][p][bold]Dr Who Dunnit 2010?[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the planning meeting at Clitheroe & the plannings been refused & put back to committee[/p][/quote]So how does this fit in with the headline? Headline says "approved"; the story says "the plans are set to be approved" and the facts show that they were not approved nor were they set to be approved. Why not report on what has happened not what might happen? MJA

11:46am Fri 14 Oct 11

petestan says...

fabinribblevalley wrote:
Dr Who Dunnit 2010? wrote:
Just got back from the planning meeting at Clitheroe & the plannings been refused & put back to committee
We will keep our fingers crossed and hope that common sense prevails. tell them to build on the grey lands of Blackburn/Burnley and Accrington and just mentioning again the housing situation in the valley, if they are short of houses why are the hundreds on sale not selling, and please no one give me that first time buyers can't afford them, they wont be able to afford any new ones either.
Why are you talking about houses there, the story is about a luxury hotel being built, nothing to do with houses.
[quote][p][bold]fabinribblevalley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Who Dunnit 2010?[/bold] wrote: Just got back from the planning meeting at Clitheroe & the plannings been refused & put back to committee[/p][/quote]We will keep our fingers crossed and hope that common sense prevails. tell them to build on the grey lands of Blackburn/Burnley and Accrington and just mentioning again the housing situation in the valley, if they are short of houses why are the hundreds on sale not selling, and please no one give me that first time buyers can't afford them, they wont be able to afford any new ones either.[/p][/quote]Why are you talking about houses there, the story is about a luxury hotel being built, nothing to do with houses. petestan

4:30pm Fri 14 Oct 11

oldgit says...

we have a Hotel there already Stirk House, why do we need another, makes no sence...
we have a Hotel there already Stirk House, why do we need another, makes no sence... oldgit

8:38pm Fri 14 Oct 11

petestan says...

oldgit wrote:
We have a Hotel there already Stirk House, why would you build one right at the side of another? makes no sense..
Competition perhaps, that's the owners of the new hotel's problem (and possibly Stirk House), if they are willing to build it, it's nothing to do with anyone else.
[quote][p][bold]oldgit[/bold] wrote: We have a Hotel there already Stirk House, why would you build one right at the side of another? makes no sense..[/p][/quote]Competition perhaps, that's the owners of the new hotel's problem (and possibly Stirk House), if they are willing to build it, it's nothing to do with anyone else. petestan

10:24pm Sat 15 Oct 11

pwitch says...

The Moorcock Inn on Waddington Fellot was a lovely hotel until the owners greed put the rent up. And what a fantastic range of views for the wedding guests and visitors there. I believe it is still closed although the owners moved the last tenants out at short notice ages ago because they were going to knock it down to build millionaire houses. Such a shame for a lovely building.
The Moorcock Inn on Waddington Fellot was a lovely hotel until the owners greed put the rent up. And what a fantastic range of views for the wedding guests and visitors there. I believe it is still closed although the owners moved the last tenants out at short notice ages ago because they were going to knock it down to build millionaire houses. Such a shame for a lovely building. pwitch

3:31pm Tue 18 Oct 11

Sawley says...

This application was turned down, not given the go ahead: Hurray
This application was turned down, not given the go ahead: Hurray Sawley

1:38pm Fri 28 Oct 11

ribblered says...

Noiticer wrote:
Another bit of the beautiful Ribble Valeey ruined. Does RVBC ever say 'No' to developments such as this - and what about the huge mansion at Rimington? How was that given planning permission?
Re the huge and stentatious house built on the outskirt of Rimington...I'd also be interested to learn how this was ever approved. It is in no way in keeping with the area and at first I thought, well at least they can hide it behind some trees or such like...but no...now there is an horrendous gateway to match.

Interesting how planning was granted for this...Someone with lots of money to build a house...and line pockets perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]Noiticer[/bold] wrote: Another bit of the beautiful Ribble Valeey ruined. Does RVBC ever say 'No' to developments such as this - and what about the huge mansion at Rimington? How was that given planning permission?[/p][/quote]Re the huge and stentatious house built on the outskirt of Rimington...I'd also be interested to learn how this was ever approved. It is in no way in keeping with the area and at first I thought, well at least they can hide it behind some trees or such like...but no...now there is an horrendous gateway to match. Interesting how planning was granted for this...Someone with lots of money to build a house...and line pockets perhaps? ribblered

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