Ribble Valley Barrow Business Park Ext Clitheroe
Indicative plans suggest up to ten buildings. Credit: via planning documents

Developer proposes Lancs industrial

Neil Tague

Ribble Valley Industrial has submitted outline plans for 107,000 sq ft of business space at Barrow Brook Business Park in Clitheroe.

Advised on the project by Cheadle Hulme-based planning consultancy Broadgrove, the proposals comprise an outline application for the development of land north of Ribble Valley Enterprise Park, immediately west of the A59 Clitheroe bypass.

The 7.4-acre site, currently agricultural and bisected by a public right of way, is identified as a committed employment site. New access from the A59 would be required for the project, while the applicant also hopes to divert the public footpath along the site’s perimeter.

RVI’s proposals are billed in planning documents as the Barrow Brook Business Park Extension, the existing park already offering amenities including a filling station, convenience store, fast food and other retail.

Archi-Scape is the architect for the project, with Eddisons advising on highways and access.

According to illustrative images, the site plans include provision for up to ten units within the site, catering for both larger and smaller requirements, although being only an outline application, this is subject to refinement.

The plans are now with Ribble Valley Council, with determination expected towards the end of 2021.

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The Ribble valley has already list to much green belt land. The infrastructure in the area will not sustained any more additional traffic and the area has lost far to much of it rural identity to development.

By Heather birch