Ribble Valley approves Standen (Clitheroe extension) plans

At the meeting of the Planning Committee last night Ribble Valley BC resolved that planning permission can be granted by its officers to the Trustees of the Standen Estate for their outline planning application subject to a referral to the Secretary of State, the completion of a legal agreement and conditions.

Members of the Committee voted 10 -5 in favour of the proposals which have been before the Council since October 2012.

The proposals include:

  • 1,040 residential dwellings comprising:
    • 728 market homes
    • 312 affordable homes
    • 156 of the total (1040) would be for elderly people (i.e. over 55 years of age) of which 78 would be affordable
    • 0.8ha to be reserved for retirement living within the total of 1040 homes;
  • 0.5 ha for local retail, service and community facilities (Classes A1 to A4, B1 and D1);
  • 2.25 ha for employment (Class B1) accommodating up to a maximum gross floorspace of 5,575 m2
  • 2.1 ha of land for a primary school site;
  • Public open space including green corridors and areas for tree planting and landscaping;
  • An improved (roundabout) junction between Pendle Road the A59.

The legal agreement will ensure the delivery of affordable homes, education and sports facilities and bus services through the site into Clitheroe.

Steven Abbott, a partner of Steven Abbott Associates LLP (Chartered Town Planners) stated:

‘We are delighted with the outcome of the Council’s deliberations. The proposals have been carefully assembled with professional input from a wide range of disciplines. Our clients’ brief from the outset was for a high quality extension to Clitheroe with an outline planning permission which would require a high quality, sensitive approach.’

For further information on Steven Abbott Associates LLP’s expert team and the services provided please contact us on 01257 251177 or via email.

(Dec 2013)

In The Press

Place North West http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/archive/14970-1-000-homes-passed-on-clitheroe-farm.html

BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-25359598

Lancashire Evening Telegraph http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news

Clitheroe Advertiser & Times http://www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/news/standen-homes-plan-approval-1-6314350