900 residents object to plans for large number of houses in Longridge

900 residents object to plans for large number of houses in Longridge

900 residents object to plans for large number of houses in Longridge

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A PETITION signed by 900 people calling for the council to reject large housing plans for Longridge is to be debated.

Last month the Save Longridge Campaign group handed over the petition, backed by MP Nigel Evans, to the council.

Now councillors on the planning and development committee will discuss their response to the petition during a meeting next week.

The petition called on the council to ‘resist the arguments’ of Taylor Wimpey, Barratts, Millers and Gladmans to increase new home numbers in the town.

It also urges councillors to support and maintain the 200-home reduction in the number of new houses to be built contained in the Ribble Valley Development Plan, known as the ‘Longridge Adjustment’.

The debate comes ahead of the closing date of the additional consultation period for the council’s Core Strategy, on September 7.

The council officer’s recommendation to the committee is that the petition is passed to the government inspector who is writing a report into the housing plan.

In a report to the committee, Colin Hirst, the council’s head of regeneration and housing, said: “The council must decide how to respond to the petition at this meeting. The council will consider all the actions it can potentially take on the issues high-lighted in the petition.

"The petition organiser will receive written confirmation of the decision taken. The points raised by the petition support the position being promoted by the council in the Core Strategy.”

Petitions which have been signed by more than 600 people can be presented to the council during a public participation session.

It will be debated at the Ribble Valley Borough Council Chamber, Clitheroe, on Thursday, August 21, from 6.30pm.

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2:44pm Wed 13 Aug 14

shytalk says...

Next we will see a picture of Nigel Evans welcoming the first owners of one of the new houses.
Next we will see a picture of Nigel Evans welcoming the first owners of one of the new houses. shytalk
  • Score: 7

3:57pm Wed 13 Aug 14

PlasticD says...

The whole core strategy has been a farce from start to finish, written by complete bungling idiots in our council. The truth of the matter is that it has cost millions of our hard earned council tax, just to create a totally worthless document, that isn't even any use as toilet paper. The developers have already managed to get through over 5,000 applications in wholly unacceptable areas and our region is being modeled by those with close ties to David Cameron's drinking club, rather than local planning officials. If you seriously do not want to see the total destruction of our area, avoid automatically putting a tick against the donkey with the blue rosette and the next general election.
The whole core strategy has been a farce from start to finish, written by complete bungling idiots in our council. The truth of the matter is that it has cost millions of our hard earned council tax, just to create a totally worthless document, that isn't even any use as toilet paper. The developers have already managed to get through over 5,000 applications in wholly unacceptable areas and our region is being modeled by those with close ties to David Cameron's drinking club, rather than local planning officials. If you seriously do not want to see the total destruction of our area, avoid automatically putting a tick against the donkey with the blue rosette and the next general election. PlasticD
  • Score: 6

5:01pm Wed 13 Aug 14

shytalk says...

To anyone possibly thinking about one of these shared ownership houses or help to buy schemes READ THE SMALL PRINT.....They are a scam.
To anyone possibly thinking about one of these shared ownership houses or help to buy schemes READ THE SMALL PRINT.....They are a scam. shytalk
  • Score: 8

7:33pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Wishingwell says...

shytalk wrote:
To anyone possibly thinking about one of these shared ownership houses or help to buy schemes READ THE SMALL PRINT.....They are a scam.
Spot on mate "Affordable housing" IS the new corporate slavery - rent for life and never be able to actually own the shed. Specifically targeted at those fools who consider themselves worth more than they have.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: To anyone possibly thinking about one of these shared ownership houses or help to buy schemes READ THE SMALL PRINT.....They are a scam.[/p][/quote]Spot on mate "Affordable housing" IS the new corporate slavery - rent for life and never be able to actually own the shed. Specifically targeted at those fools who consider themselves worth more than they have. Wishingwell
  • Score: 7

9:15am Thu 14 Aug 14

jenkinsroy says...

You can bet that one of Davids mates will be making
money here and the number of rooms in each home will be
3---4-- room for price and to make a good amount of money
on them ?
they will not be 2--bedroom home like the government?
as said you must build to down size from?
to get out of the sparer bedroom tax .
keep an EYE on your council make sure you get a reply before
they pass the plan the council do this some times pass the plan
then send out the letters when the wagons are at the bottom
of the road so keep one EYE open all the time good luck to you all.
You can bet that one of Davids mates will be making money here and the number of rooms in each home will be 3---4-- room for price and to make a good amount of money on them ? they will not be 2--bedroom home like the government? as said you must build to down size from? to get out of the sparer bedroom tax . keep an EYE on your council make sure you get a reply before they pass the plan the council do this some times pass the plan then send out the letters when the wagons are at the bottom of the road so keep one EYE open all the time good luck to you all. jenkinsroy
  • Score: 2

7:35pm Thu 14 Aug 14

PlasticD says...

The plan will be approved, as it is more important that a couple of people in the council keep their jobs, rather than our countryside and communities being destroyed. RV planning dept are one more overturned decision away from being placed in special measures, hence they cannot afford to say no.
The plan will be approved, as it is more important that a couple of people in the council keep their jobs, rather than our countryside and communities being destroyed. RV planning dept are one more overturned decision away from being placed in special measures, hence they cannot afford to say no. PlasticD
  • Score: 0

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