1,000 homes passed on Clitheroe farm

Trustees of the Standen Estate in Lancashire have received outline planning consent from Ribble Valley Council to build 1,040 homes at Higher Standen Farm, Clitheroe.

Members of the Committee voted 10 to 5 in favour of the proposals which have been before the planning authority since October 2012.

The planning permission is subject to a referral to the Secretary of State, completion of a legal agreement and conditions.
The proposals include:

  • 1,040 residential dwellings comprising 728 private market homes, 312 affordable homes. Of the total, 156 would be reserved for people over 55 years old, of which 78 would be affordable
  • 0.8ha to be reserved for retirement living within the total of 1040 homes
  • 0.5 ha for local retail, service and community facilities (Classes A1 to A4, B1 and D1)
  • 2.25 ha for employment (Class B1) accommodating up to a maximum gross floorspace of 5,575 m2
  • 2.1 ha of land for a primary school site
  • Public open space including green corridors and areas for tree planting and landscaping
  • An improved roundabout junction between Pendle Road the A59

The legal agreement will ensure the delivery of affordable homes, education and sports facilities and bus services through the site into Clitheroe.

Steven Abbott, a partner of Steven Abbott Associates LLP, chartered town planner advising the trustees of the Standen Estate, said: "The proposals have been carefully assembled with professional input from a wide range of disciplines. Our clients' brief from the outset was for a high quality extension to Clitheroe with an outline planning permission which would require a high quality, sensitive approach."

IBI Taylor Young advised the trustees of Standen Estate.

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I notice that there will be a primary school and a parade of shops, but what about a doctors surgery or health clinic? surely Clitheroe wont be able to cater for the health needs of over 2000 extra people

By magpie