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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hollins Cross Farm 18/03/17 - Flood waters

Burnley Council intend on March 20th to vote YES to allocation of this land for Building 188 new houses on

All residents facts, images, videos of the vast amount of water that cascade down this hillside are completely unimportant.

The Leader of Burnley Coucil Mark Townsend and his Executive had no intention of showing any interest in Residents Facts - because the Residents in this area DO NOT VOTE LABOUR so who cares.

Well the residents will be heard and we will take legal proceedings against all who cause damage to out town and surrounding properties.

Vote YES and you are on our list - Beware

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hollins Cross Farm Flooding 23 02 17 10:00am

 Burnley Council's obstinate attitude to still believing Hollins Cross Farm is a sensible place to build 188 deluxe high quality houses on is still ongoing.The council has refused to remove this site from its Local Plan 2016 despite all the Facts presented to it.

The Surface and oversaturation water flowing out of the fields of Hollins Cross Farm has only just now reduced but still flows down the A646 New Road.

Just imagine when we get a real Torrential Downpour - lets see how Towneley School and Park survive then and the river flows onward into the town center.

Burnley could end up like York if stupid people like our Councillors think building houses on hillsides is a smart move.

Hollins Cross Farm Flooding 23 02 17 10:00am

Developers - This hillside floods - millions of gallons of surface water flood from Crown Point

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Burnley Council release - Local Plan 2016 - 09/03/2017

Burnley Council release the latest incarnation of the Local Plan.
A badly crafted re-write of the initial botched document that has not taken in to consideration any Residents factual information or concerns, they have not acknowledged any factual information in the latest draft of this document or understood the gravity of their actions in continuing to include hillside developments and the reality of future flooding of both Padiham and Burnley Centers.
In a nutshell all this consultation and working with the residents claptrap is a complete smokescreen by Burnley Councils Leader and his Minions the "Executive" to hide their true intentions.
In the eyes of "The Polite Bureau" you as Residents are just superfluous to their plan, they just have to be shown to be adhering to procedure and policy, taking notice of what you have to say is not what these people are about.
The New Plan contains nothing in it that will help people moving into all these "New Homes"
1) No new local primary schools planned
2) No Doctor or Dentist places available
3) No new A&E at Burnley General for the 1000 new residents / year
4) No extra parking in the town for 400+ more cars / year.
5) More Pollution from more traffic having to drive children to out of town schools
6) Construction site traffic disruptions all over Burnley for 16 years
 7) Dangers to children walking to school from large vehicles
8) More localized flooding from surface water draining from hillside developments
9) More mining subsidence from building on unsuitable sites
10) Long publicised drawn out legal battles over site suitability.
All these 10 points are detrimental to attracting people to come to Burnley - The Council Leaders have not got the best interests of the town in mind they are just trying to set up the town to fail and make out it is Central Government policies that has cause the demise of the Town.

Burnley Council have now created a stall in the housing market in the town and a housing blight will ensue,  in areas of the town where development is now sanctioned the present housing stock will slow down in occupancy transition. 

Younger people will not move up to bigger houses, older people will not be able to downsize and first time buyers will not invest. The reasons why are -  when solicitor searches are done it will show how the development of properties in most areas are staggered over 5-7 year periods, this creates uncertainty for buyers of existing properties.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Burnley Council Propose - New Housing Estate

The day after Storm Doris

 Water still pouring out of the hills - absolutely saturated.

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This is prime development land a place for Developers to build New Luxury High End Executive 3/4/5 Bedroom Houses - according to Burnley Council Leaders.

The Council Leader and Executive have blatently ignored all evidence of Abandoned Shallow Coal Mines, Flood Risks, Environmental Issues of wildlife and Protected species of Bats, Mallards, Wetland Birds, Deer  and Flora and Forna. 

This is an US and THEM battle in which the Labour Run Council Headed by Mark Townsend and his entourage are not going to back down for fear of "Loosing Face" and have continued to spend excessive  amounts of Local Taxpayers Money - over £2million to be precise. They will go down with the sinking ship rather than be seen to work with the Residents or to admit they got it wrong.

The Stupidity of all this is that building was abandoned on this land some 40 years ago by William Leech of Newcastle because the properties at the end of Wilkie Avenue SANK.

The surrounding hills including the Hollins Cross Farm Site collectivally absorb 256,000 Gallons of water per 1mm that falls on Crown Point and Hollins Cross.

Originally these hills were the catchment area for a very large reservoir known locally as “Rock Lane / Bottom / Woodplumpton” reservoir. All streams, flushes, ditches  and riverletts are now redirected into man made drainage channels.

The reservoir was drained just after the A646 ( New Road ) was built and so the bottom half of the fields now bordering the A646 have had to have a number of Concrete Culverts built under the A646 to allow the streams, watercourses in the fields to drain into the original reservoir in-flow rivers.

Disturbance of the land in the Hollins Cross Farm site will mean when the land surface is removed and there will not be an absorption layer to slow down the water,  it will then flow as surface water and create torrents of water that cannot be handle by current streams and drainage channels.
WaterCourses on Hollins Cross Farm

These water torrents will flow out of the proposed entrance to the Hollins Cross Farm site in unstoppable volumes not as now as a constant flow.