Villagers are rejoicing after fending off proposals to build more homes in Hoghton.Advertisement
South Ribble Borough Council’s planning committee overruled their officers recommendation, who had said the plans should be approved.
More than 100 letters of objection were received about the plans for 78 homes on land at Olive Farm behind Methuen Drive.
Audrey Dawson, one of the campaign group against the homes, said: “The local village of Coupe Green successfully challenged a planning recommendation for poor development on the outskirts of their village. Village representatives, supported by the Campaign to Protect Rural England, challenged South Ribble Council to reject the application on the basis that this land was ‘safeguarded’ for local need (none was supplied) ; dense development; non-compliant parking standards (cycle sheds suggested instead of garages!); and only one restricted access down a small residential road.
“In a clamorous Council Chamber, villagers expressed their outrage over lack of consultation and non-compliance with Local Plan standards. Village councillors also expressed their concerns and the application was rejected on a majority verdict.”
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It is not known at this stage whether developers Galliford Try will appeal the decision.
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