Colne pressure group fights 182 new homes plan

Residents of Knotts Drive in Colne unite against builders planning to build on land adjacent to their estate.

Residents of Knotts Drive in Colne unite against builders planning to build on land adjacent to their estate.

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A pressure group which successfully fought against plans for a large housing development on Colne’s former raiway sidings two years ago is gearing itself up for a second battle.

The Get Knotted group was set up to fight the application from Persimmon Homes to build more than 200 homes on the site.

Pendle Council turned the application down on the grounds of pooor design and this decision was upheld by the Secretary of State for the Environment afdter a public inquiry.

Now, Persimmon has submitted a new application, this time for 182 homes.

A spokesman for Get Knotted said: “We cannot be complacent. It is more important than ever that you make your voice heard.

“Many of the original concerns remain, including flood risk, one metre high retaining walls, infrastructure, traffic and loss of amenity greenspace on the railway sidings itself.”

People can view the latest plans either at Colne Town Hall or via Pendle Council’s planning portal.

The planning reference for the application is 13/15/0178P and comments need to be submitted by Wednesday, May 27th, by email to planning@pendle.gov.uk or write to planning officer Lee Greenwood at Nelson Town Hall. The matter is expected to go before councillors next month.