Market Street MasterPlan and Notice of AGM

Picture of "flyer" from developers

Market Street Masterplan

As you are probably aware Taylor Wimpey and Anwyl Land last week distributed leaflets to most homes in the village entitled “Market Street Masterplan”. This gives general proposals by which they will improve the village by building 400 houses! We feel that it does not adequately address a number of unresolved issues particularly that of the vast increase in traffic on our already busy roads.

This is a public consultation which gives an opportunity for residents to give their views by e-mail – [email protected] or by completing an online questionnaire on the website – . We encourage you to let the developers know what you think before the deadline of 6th July. The Forum will also be submitting detailed comments to Taylor Wimpey and Anwyl Land on the proposals which we will subsequently share with residents.

Annual General Meeting

We have scheduled the second AGM of the Forum for 7.45pm on Thursday 14th July at the Edenfield Community Centre, Exchange Street. The Notice of Meeting and agenda has been emailed to all members.

As mentioned in our previous update in March we are taking this opportunity to invite non-members to the meeting. This will hopefully lead to more residents joining the Forum and get more ideas and support for our future work on the Neighbourhood Plan and challenging the developers’ masterplan and planning applications. A copy of a leaflet that we are circulating in the village is available here:

We hope that you can attend and please encourage any non-members to also attend. Also, there are vacancies on the Management Committee so please consider if you would like to put your name forward. You can put your name forward even if you are unable to attend the meeting.

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation – 29th February

Thank you to everybody who attended our consultation on the Edenfield Neighbourhood Plan on 29th February. It was very pleasing to see so much interest shown by residents in our plans for the future of the village.

Thanks also for all your comments which we will take into account when we update our plans.

Edenfield Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

To: all residents and businesses of Edenfield

Saturday 29th February 10am to 2pm

Edenfield Community Centre, Exchange Street

A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development and growth of an area. Over the last eighteen months the Forum Management Committee has been working on a Neighbourhood Plan for the village. We now need your views on the work we have done and how you would like to see the village develop in the future. We will then take this information into account when finalising the Plan before it is put to Rossendale Council and an independent examiner.

If you would like a say in how Edenfield will evolve in the years to come or if you just want to see what is going on please call in and see us at the Community Centre anytime between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 29th February. There will be free tea, coffee and biscuits.

More information on Neighbourhood Plans can be found on the Locality website or by contacting us via this website:

Race Night – 23rd November 2019


At the Community Centre on Saturday 23rd November starting at 7.30pm. Potato Pie Supper will be served along with mushy peas.

Bring your own drink, glasses will be provided

The Race Night consists of showing ten recorded races with commentary, with no horse names just numbers and you can bet £1.00 per horse at varying odds and possibly win big!

All for just £8.00 per head

This is a fund raising event for the Forum to help continue the fight against Rossendale Council’s plan to build 456 new houses in the village. At the conclusion of the recent Public Examination of the Plan by government Inspectors the Council was required by the Inspectors to answer a long list of questions in the coming months in order that they (the Inspectors) can reach conclusions about the plan. We will need to be ready to take part in any future Public Examination in light of the Council’s responses to the questions. So come along have a good night and help the campaign

Tickets are available from Paul Bradburn on 01706 828507 or 07710 890722 or