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Victory for ‘good’ over ‘evil’

Last night 06/01/2022 the Ribble Valley Planning Committee overwhelmingly refused the Park Leisure application for the extension to the existing site with only one Counsellor in favour of the plan.

Whilst a victory we anticipate that the owners will appeal the decision so the fight goes on. The signs around the hamlet will remain for as long as it takes for the proposed development land to be sold back to the farming community.

Meanwhile prospective buyers or upgraders should think again if they were planning to buy a caravan/lodge as the identity of any new owners and the prospect of the site changing dramatically is a real possibility.

As residents of the hamlet we live in harmony with the caravan/lodge owners and have enjoyed their support during this fight to spoil their peaceful retreat.

Peoples welfare and rights must always come before individual economic gain and we will continue to keep this hamlet the place you have come to love and cherish.

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2nd Battle Won

Last night [02/12/21] the planning application was refused by the Council. Well done to everyone who attended and showed the Council we mean business.

We were advised that it will come back to the Committee on the 6th January 2022. We are not too sure on the next phase but we will update on here once we know more.

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First Battle won

Today [05/11/21] Park Leisure revised their plans based on our initial objections and scaled their development plans back to 62 additional caravans from 95 originally submitted.

So do we stop now? – No way, there will be no more caravans in our hamlet the fight will continue.

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Meeting 14/08/2021

Thank you to all that attend the recent meeting at the Chapel. What a great attendance from residents at the caravan site who were clearly angry at Park Leisure’s attempt to increase the number of pitches on the site and the severe impact that would have on our small hamlet.

Generous donations were received to support the cause and we thank all who contributed to the fighting fund.

There was an enthusiasm to get involved with letters of objection and simple ways of objecting were explained to get the message accross that “we object strongly” and will continue our fight long after the application has been decided to stop this type of development from ever blighting our landscape and upsetting locals and caravan residents alike.

Unless the application is swiftly withdrawn. Our next endeavour “Think before you buy” will ensure buyers are aware of who and what they are buying into before upgrading or purchasing their “nightmare second home”.

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We’re in ‘The Times’


Visit the online article ‘Beauty spot locals rise up against glamping sprawl’

https://epaper.thetimes.co.uk/the-times/20210807/282102049726756

Quote from ‘Yorkshire Post’

“I think we are in danger of oversupply and it could detract from what attracts people into the county” [Gareth Dadd – Deputy Leader of North Yorkshire County Council] – A quote equally applicable to our fight against this development over the border in Lancashire.



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Our Twitter page

Check out our Twitter page.. https://twitter.com/paythorne8

Tweets coming soon start to follow NOW!

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CPRE, the Countryside Charity

Fantastic news today see the letter below sent from CPRE to the Council opposing the Park Leisure Development proposal.

Well done Miles & Sue

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Flooding not an issue?

The present proposed developments green fields are at present playing their part in relieving any potential downpours from flooding and damaging the environment. Park Leisure want to tarmac and create hard standing pitches on there that won’t hold any surface water and discharge it at a rapid rate into the Ribble Ribble.

Do you think that will add to or alleviate this happening…

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Press Release

Take a look at our first of many press releases this is from Saturday’s Lancashire Evening Telegraph. Look out for further coverage in Barnoldswick, Clitheroe, Accrington and many more surrounding areas.

Well done Debs!

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Action Group Meeting 14/08/21

What a response to the meeting on 02/08/21! It was great to see a packed Chapel with some engaging and vibrant ideas and opinions.

The next meeting has been arranged for the 14th of August at 4pm please try to attend to show your support.

Massive thanks to all who came previously and contributed.