Owners who unlawfully flattened historic pub could face new legal action

Former Punch Bowl pub The owners of a 225-year-old Ribble Valley pub that was unlawfully flattened could face fresh legal action –  after they failed to comply with an order to rebuild it. The […]

3 months ago
Holiday cabins planned for farm could spoil area by looking like caravans

Rush Paddock Farm, Osbaldeston. Plan for six holiday cabins on land and the site's surrounding area. Plans for holiday cabins on a Ribble Valley farm site have sparked a host of objections including the loss of agriculture and fears the homes could look like ‘caravans’. Applicant […]

5 months ago
Longridge shop keeper given permission to keep in-store bar

DMD Design at Lower Lane, Longridge A Longridge interiors shop which has developed an in-store bar has been granted mixed-use planning permission for both activities. But it has prompted a range of views and one councillor […]

5 months ago
Longridge playing field named in memory of outstanding local campaigner

Brian Holden A Ribble Valley playing field has been named in memory the ‘outstanding councillor’ who was the driving force behind its £300,000 improvement scheme. Brian Holden campaigned for the refurbishment of […]

5 months ago
Longridge Conservative councillor defects to Labour and slams national party policy

Derek Brocklehurst, left, and Labour group leader Lee Jameson A Ribble Valley Conservative councillor has defected to the borough’s Labour group, boosting the number of opposition councillors which rose significantly after this year’s local elections. Derek Brocklehurst, an Alston […]

7 months ago
More than 90 new homes for Longridge but developer must fund school places

Plan for 91 homes at Alston Grange, west of Preston Road at Longridge. Plans for over 90 new homes on land at Longridge have been approved by Ribble Valley Council, pending an agreement for the developer to provide funding towards extra school spaces […]

8 months ago
Alston Grange plans for further new homes between Grimsargh and Longridge

The Alston Grange development off Preston Road, Longridge Pic: Blog Preston Plans for more than 90 homes near Longridge in the Ribble Valley will be looked at by borough councillors this week, linked to changes to a previous blueprint. Applicant Adam […]

8 months ago
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