Wonderful wildlife habitat under threat from housing development plans…
The Southport Press recently reported on controversial plans to build 211 houses at Hesketh Bank, right on the doorstep of a lovely old lake.
The proposals going before councillors concern the former Henry Alty’s Brickworks site (the Old Clay Pit) off Station Road, in Hesketh Bank.
Previously, the development plan in Hesketh Bank was met with bitter opposition from residents who claimed the rural infrastructure was not able to support any further development. The initial planning application was submitted to West Lancashire Borough Council by Persimmon Homes for 275 houses, associated garages, roads and landscaping to be built on the Henry Altys site on Station Road.
However, it was recently reported that plans originally proposed were “too dense”. Therefore, a reduction of house numbers would be more appropriate for this area. Apparently this has been implemented within the submitted scheme.
A small railway around the lake is also a popular attraction with tourists and locals alike. Will this attraction ultimately now be under threat from these developments?
No excuses will suffice concerning yet MORE ecological destruction for fat cat profits. Villages like this are an English gem and truly deserve to be safeguarded.
The Environment Agency and other bodies, holding a protective remit over the ecostructure have a duty of care to the place and its protected wildlife that dwell therein!
Same old story that we are all sadly becoming so familiar with… mega money talks and English heritage gets thrown right out of the window! They must ‘not’ be permitted to get away with it!
The impact on the delicate infrastructure, via development with increased traffic congestion etc, of this historic Lancashire village is likely to be catastrophic and must be challenged now!
PROBLEMS WITH PERSIMMON HOMES FOR MANY OTHER UK COMMUNITIES. HERE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES!
Persimmon Homes criticised for failing to meet planning regulations
Elsewhere, Persimmon Homes was told to down tools on the large Derwent View development near the Bowes Incline in Birtley, Gateshead, after concern was expressed over the construction not complying with regulations.
Builders Persimmon cause a stink at Blyth housing development
And in ‘another’ location the builders left a gaping hole in a bathroom, which was contributing to a sense of frustration that the stench would ever go away. Householder said: “Our new home stinks and so does Persimmon.”
Abergavenny, residents protest
Residents fear that a proposed residential development of 250 homes on the outskirts of the town will significantly increase traffic and anti-social behaviour and will overlook their homes.
Portsmouth, harsh words against this builder
NB. In view of the seriousness of this issue, several readers have expressed ‘deep concern’ at what some are calling a “flippant” comment by a local newspaper editor.
It’s high time the lake was given the environmental protection is truly deserves…
Some of us care deeply about the environment and have spent a lifetime seeking to defend it…
Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News.
If you want your news read locally online then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience.