Appeal over 203 homes on Nelson-Colne boundary

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An appeal has been submitted to Pendle Council to build 203 homes on the Nelson-Colne boundary.

At the end of last year, plans to develop land off Knotts Lane were thrown out by councillors.

But now applicant Persimmon Homes has hit back, claiming that the appeal proposals “will provide much needed market and affordable housing in a community where house completion rates have fallen well behind identified requirements”.

In an online statement, a spokesman for the housing giant added: “The development has been designed to a high standard, taking into account national and local guidance on housing layouts and design considerations.”

When the application was initially announced, members of lobby group Get Knotted worked hard to try and prevent the proposals from being given the go-ahead.

They argued that there were wildlife concerns, traffic problems and drainage issues that needed to be taken into consideration.

On the group’s Facebook page, it has been suggested that members will now be relaunching their fight. Visit www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Knotted-Colne for more information.