2:31pm Wednesday 18th July 2012
DEVELOPERS have insisted that there is no outstanding demand for office space in the middle of Rawtenstall.
Councillors are set to consider proposals to build 12 new homes on the site of the former Higher Mill, off Millgate Road and East Parade.
A similar bid was turned down by the borough’s development control committee, amid concerns regarding the loss of employment land.
But bosses at B&E Boys say they have been marketing the land for office redevelopment for months without success.
No concerns have been raised by the county council, subject to guarantees regarding car parking and garaging for would-be homeowners.
An objection has been received from a resident of nearby Grange Terrace, claiming neighbours had already suffered from loss of privacy as a result of homes already erected there.
The final decision will rest with the committee when it meets next Tuesday at Bacup’s Futures Park.
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