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Thursday, 15 November 2018 13:55

Hooray! Hammond Ground countryside saved!

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. 

On Saturday 29th. September CPRE Lancashire joined forces with Samlesbury Area Civic Society and Balderstone Women’s Institute who jointly undertook a local litter pick. Unbelievably, in just one hour 50 large refuse bags were filled.

Thursday, 27 September 2018 08:42

Branch AGM at Mere Sands Wood

CPRE Lancashire members turned out in droves on Wednesday 12th September to enjoy the AGM and the informative talk by Lindsay Beaton as they strolled around Mere Sands Wood, a nature reserve managed by Lancashire Wildlife Trust.  Tea and cakes were in  abundance to reward our countryside loving members.

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 10:33

Update: Grey Gables Farm to be Bulldozed

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.  

CPRE Lancashire engaged with Burnley’s Local Plan Team during the various stages of the Local Plan progression.  In accordance with CPRE policy we wrote responses querying the assumptions used for the housing and employment projections, and advocated that the Local Plan with lower housing and employment land requirements should be adopted to steer sustainable development in the future.  We successfully made recommendations for a number of housing and employment sites to be saved from Green Belt release.

The publication of the next draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework has been put back until October 2018, following revised population figures.  Greater Manchester leaders agreed to delay the publication and consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, following the publication of new official population projections.

Lancashire beauty spot Greenberfield Locks will stay green thanks to a campaign objecting to 60 new houses on agricultural land in the Borough of Pendle culminating in the refusal of planning permission.

CPRE Lancashire has released three new Brownfield Toolkits, available to download from this website, to support communities in highlighting brownfield sites in their local area, both to reduce development pressure on the countryside and to encourage the regeneration of unsightly or derelict sites.

Peel Ports has created two deep sea berths capable of accommodating the largest container ships in existence in a project known as Liverpool2. The huge cranes imported from China to service these berths have transformed the Liverpool skyline and are visible for miles on the approach to Liverpool.

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