Barratt Homes plans up for RVBC refusal

Plans by major developers Barratt Homes for 106 houses off Chipping Lane in Longridge are being recommended for refusal by the borough council’s planning committee at its meeting next Thursday, August 21.

Friday, 15th August 2014, 3:08 pm
The Save Longridge group has run a long campaign against overdevelopment in the area

Also at the meeting, issues are to be discussed following the presentation of the Save Longridge petition to full council on July 15.

Save Longridge representative Tedd Walmsley had outlined the 900-signature petition urging the council to support new housing numbers but maintain home reductions in borough plans, and resist developers Taylor Wimpey, Barratts, Millers and Gladmans’ justifications to build on their chosen sites.

The borough planners refusal recommendation for the 106 properties on 7.3 hectares of land, plus new vehicle and pedestrian access, landscaping and public space, was on four counts – the proximity of Longridge Cricket Club, the adverse effect on the character of the site, the concerns for protected species, and issues of safety for both pedestrians and on the highway.