‘No’ to Barnoldswick homes plan

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Councillors have unanimously rejected a plan for 31 homes on land off Long Ing Lane in Barnoldswick.

Stirling Investment Properties LLP was seeking consent for the appearance, landscape, layout and scale of the houses after access to the site had previously been granted on appeal.

However, Pendle Council’s West Craven Committee turned down the application, which had attracted 10 objections, but had a planning officer recommendation for approval.

Coun. David Whipp seconded by Coun. Ken Hartley rejected the plan on the grounds of design and that the properties were not in keeping with the location.

The housing proposal has been subject to vociferous opposition ever since it came to light and Peter Crompton, part of the Save Barlick’s Green Fields campaign, said: “It was quite a pleasant surprise for us protestors but we welcome the decision.”