ECNF, together with our planning consultants (Troy Planning & Design) have now submitted our Hearing Statements to the Planning Inspectors in advance of the Examination Hearings which will start on 24th September.
These can be seen on the Examination pages of the Council’s website
The main matter numbers that concern Edenfield are 7,8, 14 and 19.
The Forum’s latest newsletter will be delivered to all homes and businesses in Edenfield in the next few days and is also available to view here : http://edenfieldcommunityforum.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Newsletter-August-2019.pdf .
The newsletter explains more about the work we and our planning advisors are doing to stop the release of village Green Belt land for development. This work centres on preparation for and attendance at the Public Hearings being held by the independent Planning Inspectors as part of their examination of the Council’s Draft Local Plan. The support for our fund raising so far has been excellent for which we are very grateful. However we estimate that we still need about another £7,000 to make sure that we can present the best possible case to the Inspectors at the examination.
Please support our efforts to save our village – details of how you can donate are in the newsletter.
The planning inspectors have started to post information on the RBC website. This can be found under “Latest News” on the following page: https://www.rossendale.gov.uk/info/210148/local_plan/10629/emerging_local_plan/2
The inspectors have started to request information from RBC. This includes information related to Edenfield (paragraphs 5 and 6 under general of EL1.002a.)
They also say that they will be available for the public examination 2-3 weeks before 22nd September when the planning hearings are due to commence.
The Inspector, the Programme Officer (and, we assume, RBC) will post updates in this section of the website as necessary.