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Monday, July 25, 2016

Burnley Council plans to build on Green Belt Site

Burnley Borough Council have designated the Hollins Cross Farm site HS1/2 as a viable area of Green Field Land to build new houses on.

It would seen as usual the council has failed to inform the general public of its intentions and tried to push all theses proposed sites through with as little fuss from the public as possible.

A meeting was held "Drop In" at the Methodist Church on Cog Lane on 20/07/16 for the residents of the area surrounding the Hollins Cross Site  to view the Councils Plans.

This meeting was a complete waste of time as there were no Council representatives available that were knowledgeable about the local area to talk about local issues involving the site just a bunch of planners who don't live in the area.

The Communications Officer who tried to oversee the public meeting was a complete waste of time - he openly admitted that he had failed to inform the public of the time constraints for opposition to this development.

The Public now has a 6 week consultation period to lodge their complaints and issues. Very strange how the council keep this so "hush hush" and then use the 6 week school holiday the period for consultation when most people  will be on holiday with their children. It smacks of trying to push this through with a minimum of objection.

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