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Fresh bid to build homes on car park
A re-submitted plan to build four houses on part of a Barnoldswick pub car park will be considered by the West Craven Area Committee next Tuesday.
Martin Rawstron is seeking permission to build four detached houses on land currently being used as allotments for local residents and a car park for the Greyhound pub, on Manchester Road.
One previous application for four houses at the site was withdrawn, while another was refused and dismissed on appeal. That application was turned down because of traffic safety concerns and the impact the houses would have on the character and appearance of the conservation area.
In the new plans, the applicant’s agent says that they have addressed issues raised by the planning inspector, which includes re-designing the houses to be more traditional in appearance and re-postioning one of the plots so that no windows overlook the neighbouring property, Hey Farm Cottage.
However, seven residents have objected to Pendle Council about the new plans.
Their concerns include a variety of traffic concerns, loss of allotment land and that the new houses would not be appropriate for the location and would encroach on the conservation area.
Barnoldswick Town Council also objected to the plans because the houses would not be in keeping with the conservation area and that the access to the site is inadequate.
However, Pendle Council’s planning department has recommended approval of the plans.
The area committee meeting will be held at 7pm next Tuesday in Salterforth Village Hall.