Fighting To Save This Special Piece Of Lancashire From Greedy Developers and to Enhance it for Residents and Visitors
Members of the Lidgett and Beyond Group aim to preserve and enhance the character and wildlife of this special place of East Colne for Colners and visitors both now and for future generations.
Lidgett and Beyond is a Charity, which means we can now claim Gift Aid on all donations - see http://www.lidgettandbeyond.org/store/c1/Featured_Products.html. Our Charity Number is: 1163523.
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View our part of Lancashire
Go to www.lidgettandbeyond.org/the-upper-rough.html to see how to join the battle.
THE PREVIOUS BATTLES FOR THE LOWER & UPPER ROUGH
Back in 2016, Inspector Mike Robins ruled in favour of allowing development on the Lower Rough, but dismissed the larger development covering the Upper Rough. Here are the links to his decision:
The permission was ONLY granted because Pendle did not have a five year housing land supply as required by the NPPF. Hence, his hands were tied in overturning the councillors' decision to reject the development. After the decision, L&B continued working on the Reserved Matters and the Conditions to ensure the development was as good as it could be and made the developers, McDermott, work hard and sweat over every single point.
Now, as expected, a new planning application for the Upper Rough has been submitted by Accrue Capital for the development of a 150 house estate - wholly unsustainable and unsuitable, and simply not addressing the matters raised in the Inspector's judgement of 2016.
Join us and support our neighbourhood fight against the greenfield developers in Colne.
See www.lidgettandbeyond.org/the-upper-rough.html for more info.
Below is the part of the Rough that was regrettably built on - L&B worked hard to ensure they were the best designs and layout to not damage the Conservation Area