Another canalside development rejected

Published: Friday, 02 February 2018

HOT on the heels of the rejection of other canalside developments, a new one proposed at Barnoldswick has also been rejected.

The 'plastering' of the canals with developments seem to have ended, as in the last few weeks this one by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal makes four such developments that have been thrown out.

Other housing developments

The other housing developments that have been recently turned down include Bangor Wharf on the Regent's Canal, a development at Leamington by the Grand Union Canal and a massive development at Stratford by the Stratford Canal.

The plans at Barnoldswick by the side of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal were to build 103 homes on a 13 acres field, but a meeting attended by around 100 local objectors resulted in Pendle Council’s Development Management Committee unanimously voting to refuse an outline application made by Future Habitats Ltd to build.

Impact on the countryside

The outline plans were rejected, it was stated at the meeting as the proposed development’s impact on open countryside, heritage assets and landscape character.

Representing Barnoldswick Town Council, Councillor Claire Teale told the meeting:

“We strongly object to this proposal. Building on this field would destroy this special area. Greenberfield Locks is a ‘jewel in the crown’ for the canal and is of national and local significance.