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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.

Hooray, CPRE Lancashire is celebrating as local democracy saves the countryside!  Following a change in political leadership in Trafford in May 2018, two proposals for development on Green Belt protected land have been withdrawn.

On 16th April 2018 CPRE responded to the public consultation by the Transport for the North (TfN) on its Strategic Transport Plan (STP).  The STP covers 20 or so separate highway authority areas and sets out ambitious plans for investment over the next 30 years. For details, see the Transport for the North's website.

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