‘Call to action’ over 182 new homes in Colne

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New plans for a major housing development on land off Knotts Drive in Colne have been received by Pendle Council.

Persimmon Homes, who had plans to build more than 200 houses on the site – part of which was the old railway sidings – rejected on appeal last year, has now submitted plans for a 182-home scheme.

Liberal Democrat Waterside Ward Coun. Graham Roach called on residents to make sure they make their views know forcibly on the new application.

He said: “The Get Knotted Residents group have done a wonderful job over the past 15 years in the face of the power and money of a large national developer.

“The last application was very poor and we were very pleased that the Inspector and Secretary of State agreed with us that it should be turned down.

“But every new application is more difficult to resist and we will all have to work hard to do the best thing for this part of Colne. The time has come again for a call to action by local residents!”

It is expected that the new application will go to the council’s Colne and District Committee for a decision next month.