A DEVELOPER has given backdated planning permission for the temporary display of four flagpoles and several signs next to their new sales cabin on a housing estate.

Miller Homes Limited (North West) was given retrospective approval for the items on their new Red Lees Road estate in Cliviger by Burnley's Development Control Committee.

The firm is building 125 new homes on the adjacent site.

Approval was given by the councillors despite objections from Cliviger Parish Council and two village residents.

The committee also approved Tony Stowell's application to create a new hardstanding area, stable and fence enclosure for equine use on a field off Richmond Avenue in Cliviger.

Councillors heard he needed to move his existing paddock for two horses to avoid disturbance from construction work for the Miller Homes development.

This was despite seven letters of objection from nearby residents and one from Cliviger Parish Council.

The householders were worried about the smell from manure storage and the inpact on a nearby footpath.

A planning officers report to the committee said: "Multiple comments have been made with regards to the possibility of Miller Homes using the proposed site to gain access to the current development site to the east.

" Any approval granted for stables on this land will not result in any permission being given for the use of this field by the developers."