New homes set to be built in Clitheroe

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More homes are set to be built in Clitheroe.

Plans have been submitted to Ribble Valley Borough Council for a development of 130 new homes in the town.

Following consultation with the community, housebuilder Story Homes has submitted the plans for family homes off Henthorn Road.

The land in question is adjacent to other new development in the area and already has outline planning approval, agreeing to the principal of residential development on the site.

However, news of the proposed development has angered local residents and councillors who say “enough is enough”.

Liberal Democrat ward councillor Mary Robinson said: “We have already had one large-scale housing development nearby and Clitheroe, why is there a need for 130 new homes? Enough is enough. This town has already been hammered by dozens of developments in the past.

“We don’t want any more new houses in Clitheroe.”

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According to the Carlisle-based developers, the homes will support the local authority to meet its required housing numbers for the area and will also deliver 30% of affordable homes, designated for local people.

Paul Fenton, assistant planner for Story Homes, said: “We have sought feedback from the local community and comments made have been taken on board within our submitted designs/plans. We are well known for designing and building homes which contribute to the character of the local area and our scheme in Clitheroe will bring with it a number of benefits for the local community.”

Development will bring with it key benefits including the creation of hundreds of jobs directly and indirectly through the use of local sub-contractors and the supply chain. Financial contributions for education will be made where required and a package of improvements to footpaths, cycle paths and highways will be tied into a travel plan for the area.