Minutes of the Management Committee Meeting held on 14th May 2019
The Inspectors have now issued details of the public examination on the Council’s Draft Local Plan. The hearings will take place between Tuesday 24th September and Friday 11th October at the Council offices at Futures Park, Bacup. Edenfield Community Neighbourhood Forum (ECNF) and our planning consultants will participate in all sessions relevant to Edenfield. The general public can attend but only to observe.
The Inspectors have also issued an extensive list of MIQs (Matters, Issues and Questions) to all those who submitted representations to the Draft Local Plan in October last year and requested participation in the hearings. People or groups such as ECNF who made representations can make Hearing Statements on any of the listed matters, these have to be submitted by 30th August. The Forum will be submitting statements on all relevant matters.
Full details of the MIQs and the arrangements for the examination are available on the Council’s website at: https://www.rossendale.gov.uk/info/210148/local_plan/10629/emerging_local_plan/2
Taylor Wimpey’s surveyors have been working in Edenfield again on the ground to the west of Market Street. These pictures, taken on 16th July 2019 were shared with ECNF by a concerned resident who is opposed to Rossendale Borough Council’s plans to remove these fields from the green belt and allow 456 additional homes to be built in Edenfield.
These photographs were sent to ECNF by a concerned resident last week after he spotted the surveyors working on the fields again last week.
The ground is being surveyed for Taylor Wimpey for their proposed housing development on this green belt land. The development is dependent on the reclassification of the land by Rossendale Borough Council and is opposed by ECNF. ECNF is working on an alternative local plan for Edenfield based on more sustainable development.
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.
ECNF will be holding a Spring Quiz at the Community Centre on Exchange Street on Saturday 27th April starting at 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm).
The entry fee of £8 includes a Meat and Potato Pie supper with mushy peas.
For details, please see the flyer below:
ECNF Spring Quiz
Rossendale Borough Council submitted their Draft Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate on 25th March 2019. The submitted Plan did contain some changes from the Regulation 19 Plan but none of these were very significant. The submitted Plan, a copy of the plan showing the changes and other submitted documents can be found on the Council’s website – follow the link:
The Planning Inspectorate will appoint an Inspector who will undertake an independent examination of the Plan which will include an examination in public. Information on the examination including the timing of the public examination can be found by following the link below: