Colne Housing Scheme Ready to Start on Skipton Road

Colne Housing Scheme Ready to Start on Skipton Road

The last obstacle to the new brownfield housing scheme in Colne has now been sorted out, meaning that the planned development can start in June which will see 34 new houses and bungalows being built on Skipton Road. Pendle Liberal Democrats welcome the news now that an agreement has been reached which will provide much needed housing for Colne.

Colne Housing Development Final Hurdle Cleared

What was the real nemesis then here, the thorn in the side of these housing agreements? There was no spicy scandal this time, it was a pesky bus stop on Oak Street causing all the fuss.

At present the shelter rests on part of the development site. There have been protracted discussions about the location of the bus shelter between the developers PEARL – Pendle Council’s development arm, the landowners and Lancashire County Council highways staff, which have now been resolved.

An agreement has been reached on moving the Oak Street bus shelter to a new position. Colne Liberal Democrat County Councillor Dorothy Lord said:

“This is really good news. A new site for the shelter has at last been agreed by staff at Preston. I understand that the landowners (who are in the process of selling the land to PEARL) have agreed to pay for moving the shelter. The new position is not far from the old one but will be entirely on the pavement. It's taken time to fit in with LCC regulations but at last we are there.”

The new development is an important part of efforts by Pendle Council to develop brownfield sites in Colne for housing. Its development will also remove a prominent eyesore on a main road out of the town.

Contact Pendle Liberal Democrats

If you would like to know more about the housing site being built on Skipton Road in Colne, or have any questions or concerns on any other local matter, then please get in touch today and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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