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Thursday, 15 November 2018 13:55

Hooray! Hammond Ground countryside saved!

Written by Becca Nelson

CPRE Lancashire is delighted that local residents and Ribble Valley Borough Council successfully convinced a Planning Inspector to dismiss an appeal by the Trustees of Hammond Ground against a refused planning application due to harm to the countryside.

Peel Holdings' planning application for an exclusive golf course and executive home development on farmland in protected Green Belt was approved by Bolton Council but the decision has been called-in for the taking by the Secretary of State after a request from CPRE Lancashire and other local objectors.

CPRE Lancashire was disappointed to learn that an appeal inspector decided to allow the Bellway’s appeal of South Ribble Council’s refusal, for demolition of Grey Gables Farm and development of 193 new homes.  

The Lancashire Branch of the Campaign to Protect England represented in opposition of Bellway’s appeal of a refusal decision by South Ribble Borough Council for its application to develop a site at Brindle Road.  Jackie Copley, the rural charity’s Planning Manager, highlighted how the application was contrary to both the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 and 2018 editions) and the Central Lancashire Core Strategy.

CPRE Lancashire was disappointed that Bolton Council approved Peel Holdings application for a major housing development and exclusive golf resort in protected Green Belt with harm to Hulton Park Registered Park and Garden despite strong local opposition.

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