My last blog detailed the importance of the Core Strategy for Pendle 2016/2030 and the urgency to get it approved by the Planning Inspectorate. That exercise should strengthen L&B’s case and is now well on its way. Target finalisation time is September 2015. Pendle Planning newsletter “FRAMEWORK” issue number 32 gives the latest position. It is available on line via the Pendle Planning Portal and in hard copy.
There has been so much positive Brown Field news from L&B HQ recently. The sheer force of the L&B movement and its lobbying up to national level is helping to edge us towards reuse of Brown Field sites in Pendle.
Right now, the most urgent job for us all is to resubmit objections against development on The Rough. This is a follow up call to David Cockburn-Price’s rallying cry of two weeks ago. We know that the applicants have withdrawn Skipton Old Road (SOR) as a vehicular access for part of the two sites and has made an amendment to the access to Castle Road. They have also altered their heritage statement. Therefore it is very important for our campaign that everyone who has objected to the SOR vehicular access or the heritage aspect should resubmit their objections omitting SOR objection but including any heritage concern you still have, plus all the other objections you have made. The addresses for your objections are at the end of this blog.
The applicants say they have abandoned SOR for vehicular access because of residents’ concerns. We suggest you take them up on this and say you are even more concerned other problems as well:
Submission: Submit two separate documents to arrive in Planning Department by 17th March:
Via email: email@example.com
Via post: Planning and Building Control, Town Hall, Nelson BB9 7LG.
Letters can also be handed in at Colne Town Hall to go through the internal mail, but allow one extra day for delivery.
We believe they are still aiming for a 1st April date to bring this discussion to Colne Area Committee. Happy objecting and thanks again for supporting L&B,
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DCC-P is Chairman of L&B's Trustees and Treasurer