Public invited to view latest Whalley housing plan

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PEOPLE in Whalley can find out more about the latest large housing development proposed for their village at a public exhibition this Friday, March 23rd.

As reported in last week’s Clitheroe Advertiser and Times, David Wilson Homes has announced a public consultation on a proposed new development of up to 150 homes off Mitton Road, Whalley.

Friday’s exhibition, from 2 to 6-30 p.m. at Whalley Methodist Church Hall, in King Street, is part of that consultation.

The proposed site is bounded by Mitton Road to the north, Broad Lane to the east, Ridding Lane to the south and the A59 bypass to the west and will be accessed from Mitton Road. David Wilson Homes is proposing a range of housing types, including affordable homes and properties for first-time buyers and accommodation for the elderly

The company will prepare a planning application soon and says the public exhibition will invite comments from residents that will be considered. Andrew Taylor, Planning Director at David Wilson Homes North West, said: “We are delighted to launch a public consultation on our proposals for Whalley. We are interested in hearing what the community’s views are and I look forward to discussing the plans with residents. Our plans will be on display and the development team will be on-hand to answer any queries that people have.

“The location of the proposals has been carefully chosen. We have been careful to propose a scheme in-keeping with the village scale and character.”

A dedicated community information line (0161 2478417) and e-mail address ( are also available for those who want to discuss the plans.