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Monday, November 28, 2016

Facts - Water Pollution from disturbing Abandoned Coal Mine toxic waters


Development Land Hollins Cross Farm, Burnley

The streams, culverts and water courses from Hollins Cross Farm ALL run into the Conservation area next to the site .

Who will be responsible for Pollution to this Conservation Areas, streams, water courses and ultimately our drinking water.
The answer is anyone and everyone involved with the disturbance of the abandoned shallow mines on Hollins Cross Farm. This means the all and any Burnley Council Executive Member who votes on including this site in the Burnley Local Plan 2016, any member of Burnley Council Full Council for allowing this to proceed and any subsequent Property Developers.


Water pollution arises from the large-scale land disturbance associated with building over abandoned coal mines, the discharges from pockets of stagnent, toxic, putrid water in old mines once disturbed may cover tens of square kilometres.

Once these toxic water pockets are diturbed by housing development and there is an inflow of "Surface and Ground water" into the mine workings, the toxic effluent of old mine workings will forced to flow unstopped into the Culvert at the bottom of Hollins Cross Farm. This Culvert flows in the conservation area next door into the river and water table and everything downstream WILL be polluted.


A full report on the problems associated with toxic mine waters is available - 




Friday, November 25, 2016

Can the Council or Local Authority be liable for flood damage? - the answer is yes


Burnley Council are trying to Include in their Local Plan 2016 development sites like Hollins Cross Farm which if built on will contribute to massive flooding of the surrounding area and also the town Center. 

The scale of flooding could be on the scale of Padiham Xmas 2015. Should we take the chance

The Council is liable for bad planning decisions and could also be accountable for wasting public money in pursuing what is termed as a "frivolous plan".


Flood Claims

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Council Executive Members are Accountable for passing Bad Planning Decisions - they need to investigate More

Facts - When you plan to build new Housing Estates then the Drainage infrastructure "DownStream" needs to be completely upgraded to cope with the extra surface water

Burnley Council have no plans in place to ensure the upgrade of drainage for the - Crown Point / Hollins Cross Farm area Burnley. At present the Council have no interest in the residents of Wilkie Avenue who have to suffer constant flooding year in year out.

The area above 287+ acres collects 255,483 Gallons of water / 1mm of rain fall last Boxing Day 26th December 2015 - the whole of this area had 44.7Million Gallons of water fall on this area


Calculated at http://www.calctool.org/CALC/other/default/rainfall


The Council Are Legally Liable - We will hold all Council Members to account

And who is responsible? Councils can be sued for allowing over development where it causes flooding. There is precedent, and it was set by Ryeford Homes v Sevenoaks District Council (1990), where a claim was made for damages against the planning authority in respect of flooding caused by allowing-over-development. Sound familiar?

Floods and Flushes - About Waste Water Capacity


Facts - Boxing day 2015 - 175mm rainfall


Developers and New House buyers - would you like you own swimming pool with surfing facilities, a water fall, back garden stream natural springs and a Pond look no further come to Hollins Cross Farm every House will get one.


Some house owners may be even unluckier and get their own sink holes for those family cave diving weekends or be able to watch the toxic mine waters cascade through their rockery while choking on the escaping methane from the abandoned shallow mine workings.


Anyways back to water and flooding - 44 million gallons of water fell on the site last boxing day, and was only slowed down by the absorption layer in the hillside, this topsoil and grass layer will be removed to dig foundations and service access to the planned housing estate and will cause water to cascade down the hillside.

MPs to debate planning bill to protect UK homes from surface flooding

Developers may put in drainage but the drainage system below the new site are only designed to take the present water flow not what will be forced down it from the Hollins Cross "Niagara" .
1 million gallons of water is a cube 51ft sq - imagine being at the bottom of the hill or down in the town center when all that rainwater starts to flow.
An olympic swimming pool takes 660,000 gallons to fill, so we are going to get 70 olympic sized pools in the town cneter the next time we have a boxing downpour if Developers remove the Hillside absorption layer.
It has already happened in other places - beware.



Dispute over Devon development 'causing' floods taken to Westminster

Burnley Council Executive Member does not agree with the electorate

Yesterday we sent a copy of the Opposition Document to all the 5 members of the Burnley Council Executive and the Leader of Burnley Council so they cannot claim they were unaware of any facts relating to the Unsuitability of Hollins Cross Farm as a place to build 210+ houses on.

These 6 people will be making a recommendation to pass whatever is in the Local Plan 2016 and they will also be "Telling" the full council to accept it.

One of the Executive took an exception to us sending her a copy of our Opposition document - here is her reply
------------------// email reply //-----------------------
Lian Pate
21:08 (13 hours ago)
Thank you for your correspondence. I am not sure in what capacity you are writing to me, but please can I ask you to amend your document, in particular the line "This opposition petition is backed unanimously by... The Residents of Glen View Road, Wilkie Avenue, Fairways Drive, and surrounding area"?
Our household was not consulted on this objection document, nor did we give permission for this Group to give representation on behalf of our family.
Kind Regards, Lian
-----------------// end of email reply //-----------------------


Make your own mind up time - but it looks like 20% of the vote is already cast. So it looks like the destruction of the Environment and potentially causing the flooding of local homes, businesses and the town center is okay.


"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." - John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

Monday, November 21, 2016

Facts - There is NO planned upgrade to the Rail infrastructure linking Burnley Manchester Road to Manchester Victoria



Developers and House Buyers - Hollins Cross Farm Burnley

In the planned upgrades to East Lancashire high speed rail links there is NO plan to electrify the link between BMR and Manchester Victoria.

So if you are planning to buy a house in the "New Burnley Executive Commuter Belt" think again - it will be years before you will be able to get to work in Manchester City Center in less than 80 minutes
.
Your journey will be 3 hours daily home to office and return.
1) Trying to find a parking space at Burnley Manchester Road Station
2) 60 minutes on the "Burnley Bone Shaker" trying to get a seat on a crowded hourly service
3) 20 mins on the tram in Manchester
4) "Shoe Leather" or "Loafers" !!.
5 days a week / 48 weeks per year or you could drive or take the X43 Bus services.


East Lancashire high speed rail plans on track

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Facts - Wilkie Avenue - we do not need any future floods


Development Land Hollins Cross Farm Burnley

The Say No to Hollins Cross Farm campaigners with the Residents of Wilkie Avenue are monitoring the rain fall, they had  have serious flooding problems in the past, in this area at the bottom of the Hillside.

December 26th 2015 - 175 mm of Rain fell and serious flooding blighted the area.

Developers - The council wish to build 210+ houses at Hollins Cross Farm - the hillside and soil is a natural barrier for soaking up and slowing down the water that flows "downhill" from Crown Point.

Development was abandoned 35+ years ago when the properties started to sink.

If the Council tarmac, concrete and block pave the fields below Crown Point, the water will flow faster, the natural drainage and sewers will be overwhelmed and the whole area will have more flooding

The Main Hollins Cross Farm Website describes in more detail in the way the Structure of the Hollins Cross Farm Site will be damaged by development - this flooding will effect all of the Rose Hill Area if this Crazy Council Scheme is pushed through planning.

IT WILL FLOOD BURNLEY CENTER - just like Padiham.

Buying a house on this site is the worst investment a young family could make - your house is on a hillside - millions of gallons of water will flow through your property.


Fact - The flooding has started at Hollins Cross Farm

Fact - The flooding has started
Development land - Hollins Cross Farm Burnley 

Developers - This waterlogged wetland and marshes will cost you £1 million /acre - it will cost you half a million per acre to try an install drainage that will never work. Your Return on Investment is not viable.
You will not stop the water flowing down the hillside , even massive Rural Sustainable Drainage will not work on a hillside. 

Prospective Buyers
Your property is doomed from the start
Developers will not sort the flooding problems out after the event
Burnley Council will not take responsibility, but blame in on developers
You never be able to sell it
You will be in negative equity
You may have to default and walk away from your valueless life investment

Friday, November 18, 2016

Facts - Autumn and Winter rains are coming to the Streams and Flushes

Development Land Hollins Cross Farm Burnley - If houses are build on this site it will create a flood area below.
There are 100's of acres of hillside above the proposed development.
Planning Officers have failed to notice that this hillside collect Millions of Gallons of Rainwater. 
Burnley Council Executive are only Interested in Government Grant money to prop up their financial ineptitude and bad decision making. So do not care about the aftermath of building on such a sensitive site.














Facts - Disturbing Abandoned Shallow Coal Mine - Toxic Gases under Hollins Cross Farm.


Development Land Burnley

The Council intend to sanction development of land in their Local Plan and Options 2016 despite being warned by Residents that the land is riddled with abandoned shallow coal mine workings and shafts.
The Land is designated as High Risk by the Coal Authority who recommend NO DEVELOPMENT.
Planning Officers should have investigated this but i seems they are not interested
These old mine workings contain toxic mine gases -
Mine gas compositions
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
Methane (CH4)
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
Nitrogeon Peroxide (NO2)

Buying a NEW HOUSE on Hollins Cross Farm Burnley - think again it  could result in these gases seeping into you new home - dare you risk your family knowing the developers have been drilling and boring your house foundations into a potential timebomb


Flooded entrance to the proposed Hollins Cross Farm Housing Estate Burnley




Burnley Council Intend to pass this land for development regardless of suitability and the consequences of future flooding

Development land Burnley - Flooding guaranteed - millions of gallons of water will cascade from this hillside if developers removed the topsoil in order to dig deep foundations for housing, access roads and service ducts.

Removing the natural water barrier will flood Burnley Center.

We have not had any heavy rains yet - BUT they are coming - watch this space

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Facts - Abandoned Shallow Coal Mines under Hollins Cross Farm.

Development land in Burnley with a very scary past and below ground no one knows just how bad it is - it could be like this video.
Do we really want to disturb a sleeping giant
1) How much settlement is going to happen
2) Are there toxic mine gases waiting to be released
3) Is there toxic mine water that could pour into the local water table
4) will this disturbance pollute the streams
5) Is there going to be land slips
6) Sink holes in Burnley it could happen.
Do we really know what is down there - Do we really want to disturb this by
It seems Burnely Council do not care - they will just pass the responsibility on to developers - BUT is too late when your house has fallen into an Abandoned Shallow Coal Mine

IT COULD LOOK LIKE THIS VIDEO - VERY SCARY
The Coal Authority has Designated this site as High risk and Shallow Mine Workings - not suitable for development or disturbance of Mine shafts. No...

House price bubbles in Burnley




Burnley Council are adding to the Housing Bubble, by trying to sanction the building of £250-350,000 houses in rural Green Field Areas instead of concentrating on Social Sustainable Affordable housing. House price bubbles benefit almost no-one Asset price bubbles and the speculative behaviour associated with them tend to cause financial crises, which lead to lower growth, higher unemployment and higher government debt.
High house prices also act as a mechanism for transferring wealth from the young to the old, from the poor to the rich, and from those that don’t own their own home to those that do.
Even those with housing don’t benefit massively from higher house prices – we all need somewhere to live, and anyone selling their home will find that on average other house prices will have risen by the same amount, leaving them no better off.
In reality, only the banks and those with many properties benefit from high house prices: high prices mean that people will have to take out larger mortgages for longer periods of time, which means more money in interest payments for the banks.     










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Monday, November 14, 2016

Autumn and Winter Rains are Coming


Facts
Hollins Cross Farm Proposed Development Site is a very Large Surface Area - 24 Acres
Millions of Litres of water flow through its substructure into Streams, Flushes, drainage channels and into the waer table.

The Say No to Hollins Cross Farm campaigners with the Residents of Wilkie Avenue are monitoring the rain fall, they have serious flooding problems in the past. The council wish to build 210+ houses at Hollins Cross Farm - the hillside and soil is a natural barrier for soaking up and slowing down the water that flows "downhill" from Crown Point.


If the Council tarmac, concrete and block pave the fields below Crown Point, the water will flow faster, the natural drainage and sewers will be overwhelmed and the whole area will have more flooding

The Main Hollins Cross Farm Website describes in more detail in the way the Structure of the Hollins Cross Farm Site will be damaged by development - this flooding will effect all of the Rose Hill Area if this Crazy Council Scheme is pushed through planning.


IT WILL FLOOD BURNLEY CENTER - just like Padiham.