Objections to bid for 39 new homes in Nelson

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An outline planning application for up to 39 homes in Nelson will go in front of councillors again on Monday night.

Pendle Council’s Nelson Committee considered the application, which is reserving all matters other than the access, at its meeting earlier this month.

But councillors deferred making a decision after hearing dismay from neighbours on a perceived lack of notice they had been given.

Targetside Ltd has applied for the outline consent on land between Fletcher Street and Bracewell Street with access off Priory Chase.

The application has attracted 13 objections and is on land adjacent to the former James Nelson Memorial Sports Club where 106 homes were approved on appeal.

Neighbours have highlighted a host of concerns.

They include access of construction vehicles on a narrow road, the loss of safety and amenity with the “totally unsuitable” Priory Chase becoming an access road from a cul-de-sac, the “immeasurable impact” on wildlife .

The objectors also believe the development would place detrimental pressures on both school places and medical facilities.

Locals also said that the planning notice put up was not easily accessible or visible, therefore leaving insufficient time for people to comment on the proposals.

Pendle Council said notices were put up and that 65 letters had been sent out to people living in the area.