Standen homes plan approval


An outline application giving the initial green light for more than 1,000 new homes to be built on the outskirts of Clitheroe has been approved.

Members of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s planning committee last night (Thursday) voted 10 in favour and five against the application to build 1,040 houses at Higher Standen Farm and part Littlemoor Farm in Clitheroe.

The decision on the controversial outline application which has been submitted by the Trustees of the Standen Estate was met with jeers from the public gallery.

One member of the public shouted: “You should be representing the people of the Ribble Valley”. Another simply yelled: “Disgusting!”

Agreeing with the officer’s recommendation, approval will now be deferred and delegated to the Director of Community Services following the conclusion of a long list of requirements and conditions.

As this was an “outline” application, planners were making a decision on the general principle of how the site can be developed. More detailed aspects of the scheme will be the subject of subsequent applications.

For the full story see next week’s Clitheroe Advertiser and Times.