GET A GRIP ON BROWNFIELD SITES FOR HOUSING OR LOSE ALL YOUR GREEN FIELDS – SAYS TONY GREAVES

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Waterside Ward Liberal Democrat Councillor Tony Greaves is calling on
Pendle Council to “pull its finger out and get a grip on brownfield sites
for housing in the South Valley of Colne.”

He has tabled a motion for the meeting of Pendle Council on Tuesday 26th
March which reads:
“Pendle Council recognises that it will not be able to meet its required
housing targets for the Borough or for Colne without using unacceptable
amounts of greenfield land in unacceptable locations, unless it is able
to use the large genuinely brownfield former mill sites in the South
Valley for housing purposes. It therefore requires that urgent
discussions are sought to this end with the owners of these sites.”

Councillor Greaves said: “Everyone says – let’s use brownfield sites
first. Everyone objects to green fields being used and says ‘what about
the old mill sites’? Well this is where they are. And they are just being
left empty – or used for low-intensity commercial uses.”

Councillor Greaves said that Colne Councillors had asked for a report on
the South Valley sites to go to Pendle’s Colne and District area
committee. He says that it seems to have been dumped in the long grass. 

Councillor Greaves added: “We all know that the Government is trying to
force Pendle to build hundreds of new houses every year. We all know
where they will go if we can’t find a way of putting some of them on the
previously developed “brownfield” sites – and the South Valley of Colne
has the largest amount of such land in Pendle.

Colne Liberals say: “The time for the Council to act is now.”

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