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Road into Grimsargh housing development triggers objections

Posted on - 7th July, 2016 - 6:00am | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Housing, News
Unused fields in Grimsargh could be turned into new homes if a planning application is given the green light

Unused fields in Grimsargh could be turned into new homes

The main way in and out of a controversial housing scheme in a village near Preston is due for approval.

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Wainhomes wants to build up to 70 homes in Grimsargh.

The homes are to be built on land off Ribblesdale Drive and were allowed under appeal in June 2014.

Developers have now applied to widen the access road into the development.

Chairman of Grimsargh Parish Council Lindsay Philipson has led the objections.

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She said: “I’m aware that the Planning Officer has now recommended this application for approval on Thursday. Following a public meeting of the Parish Council Planning Sub Committee in April, our objections documenting the residents’ concerns about further expanding the site have been submitted and that situation has not changed.

“The single access, a very short and narrow spur of Ribblesdale Drive, is presenting significant problems during the early construction phase for the number of homes already agreed. Despite Wainhomes being required as part of this new application to widen it to a standard 5.5m carriageway from the present 4.8m – which takes the majority of the footpath on one side, thereby making it less safe for pedestrians – it would still be unsuitable as the only road in and out of a busy, potential 134 home development.”

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The Parish Council has been backed by 53 residents who have written to the planning committee stating their objections to the developments.

Councillors meet from 1.30pm on Thursday at the Town Hall to discuss the plans.

Do you live in the area? What do you think of the housing plans? Let us know in the comments below

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