Causeway Farm, p planning documents

Architect GA Studio designed the project. Credit: via planning documents

Ribble Valley refuses 100,000 sq ft industrial

The council rejected outline plans to deliver employment space on the 10-acre plot opposite Causeway Farm off Longsight Road at a planning meeting last Thursday.

Avison Young submitted the outline application on behalf of the landowners for the construction of up to 100,000 sq ft of industrial space in the village of Osbaldeston.

Architect GA Studio designed the project, which would have seen a new vehicular access point provided off Longsight Road.

While all other matters were reserved, an illustrative masterplan indicates that the scheme could have created four units on the greenfield land.

The decision to refuse the application was made in line with officer recommendations.

The proposals raised around 100 objections, with concerns including the potential air and noise pollution, as well as traffic safety fears. Other objectors highlighted the facility’s proximity to schools and the possible harm to wildlife.

Avison Young ran a public consultation on the plans in December, highlighting that the development would various social, economic, and environmental benefits to the immediate community. These benefits would have included job creation and the utilisation of underused land.

The project team includes Landscape Planning, BWB, The Environment Partnership, E3P, Bowland Ecology, Integra Consulting, Lanpro, and Eddisons Highways.

To find out more about the plans, search for application number 3/2023/0148 on Ribble Valley Council’s planning portal.

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