Allotment hopes for Clitheroe

A NEW allotment site could be set up in Clitheroe after town councillors expressed their support.

Clitheroe Town Council currently runs three sites, in Hayhurst Street, Whalley Road and in Milthorne, but has a two-year waiting list for new plots.

It was also recently announced that the private allotments behind the old Craven Heifer pub in Whalley Road could be turned into houses if a planning application is approved by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Town councillors Kevin Horkin and Simon O’Rourke have said that they would encourage the rest of the council to ‘seriously consider’ looking at the possibility of opening a new site.

Coun O’Rourke said: “More and more people are wanting to have an allotment because they don’t have a big enough garden or don’t have one all together.

“The current waiting list is very long at the moment and it’s something that the council could look at.

“We have talked in the past about people sharing allotments but that idea never seemed to catch on.

“It’s a very hard situation because money is the main barrier as well as trying to find a suitable site.”

Coun Horkin said: “We have in the past tried to earmark a new site but it didn’t come to anything in the end.

“I have always said that we should have another site and we could work alongside the borough council to try and find a new site.

“There is defiantly the interest from the residents of Clitheroe and the council should do more to reflect that need.”

Transition Town Clitheroe recently launched a campaign to encourage people in the town to share their gardens and allow people to use a plot to grow their own vegetables.

An allotments competition will be held in June where members of the waiting list will be given the chance to win a plot in a council-run allotment.

For more information call Janet Meloy on 01200 424722.

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7:08pm Sat 4 Jan 14

shytalk says...

Another allotment site to build houses on then?
Another allotment site to build houses on then? shytalk

11:41pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

shytalk wrote:
Another allotment site to build houses on then?
Sadly on past performance yes, you would at some time in the future be proved to be correct.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: Another allotment site to build houses on then?[/p][/quote]Sadly on past performance yes, you would at some time in the future be proved to be correct. Michael@ClitheroeSince58

12:07am Sun 5 Jan 14

Heknows says...

The Town Coubcil has not released or disposed of any allotment sites. The pne behind the Craven Hiefer was owned by the brewery. There are a couple of other privately owned sites in town which will be worth a lot of money for building. If the owners apply for planning permission to RVBC there isn't a lot the Town Council can do, other than object.

If the Town Council owns the land it will not be build on.
The Town Coubcil has not released or disposed of any allotment sites. The pne behind the Craven Hiefer was owned by the brewery. There are a couple of other privately owned sites in town which will be worth a lot of money for building. If the owners apply for planning permission to RVBC there isn't a lot the Town Council can do, other than object. If the Town Council owns the land it will not be build on. Heknows

1:16pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Heknows wrote:
The Town Coubcil has not released or disposed of any allotment sites. The pne behind the Craven Hiefer was owned by the brewery. There are a couple of other privately owned sites in town which will be worth a lot of money for building. If the owners apply for planning permission to RVBC there isn't a lot the Town Council can do, other than object.

If the Town Council owns the land it will not be build on.
Good to know :)
[quote][p][bold]Heknows[/bold] wrote: The Town Coubcil has not released or disposed of any allotment sites. The pne behind the Craven Hiefer was owned by the brewery. There are a couple of other privately owned sites in town which will be worth a lot of money for building. If the owners apply for planning permission to RVBC there isn't a lot the Town Council can do, other than object. If the Town Council owns the land it will not be build on.[/p][/quote]Good to know :) Michael@ClitheroeSince58

12:22pm Mon 6 Jan 14

shytalk says...

Heknows wrote:
The Town Coubcil has not released or disposed of any allotment sites. The pne behind the Craven Hiefer was owned by the brewery. There are a couple of other privately owned sites in town which will be worth a lot of money for building. If the owners apply for planning permission to RVBC there isn't a lot the Town Council can do, other than object.

If the Town Council owns the land it will not be build on.
Don't hold your breath on that one
[quote][p][bold]Heknows[/bold] wrote: The Town Coubcil has not released or disposed of any allotment sites. The pne behind the Craven Hiefer was owned by the brewery. There are a couple of other privately owned sites in town which will be worth a lot of money for building. If the owners apply for planning permission to RVBC there isn't a lot the Town Council can do, other than object. If the Town Council owns the land it will not be build on.[/p][/quote]Don't hold your breath on that one shytalk

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