Samlesbury and Cuerdale Parish Council usually holds it’s meetings on the fourth Thursday of every other month. The AGM when the officers are elected is held in May. The meetings are held at Samlesbury War Memorial Hall at 7.30pm and are open to the public. There is always an item on the agenda when members of the public can raise any issues that concern them.
Windmill Hotel – Appeal.
As expected James Hall & Co Ltd. ( Spar) have applied for an appeal against South Ribble Borough Council’s decision to reject their application to demolish the Windmill Hotel and build a convenience store and petrol filling station.
James Hall & Co. Ltd. have elected to have a written hearing. This means that a planning inspector will see all the documentation which has previously been sent to South Ribble, along with any new letters. After reading all of the documents he / she will make a site visit before making a decision.
This decision will be binding.
We believe it is essential that we as a community ensure that all the facts are put before the planning inspector.
All letters must be with the inspectorate by the 8th. June. However the Shell garage have kindly agreed to put all letters in a box and we will ensure that they are sent to the inspectorate by recorded delivery.
The following is a notice which we have placed on the notice board and at the garage.
Many thanks for your cooperation.
Windmill Planning Appeal
As most residents will now be aware, James Hall &Co. Ltd. (Spar) have now lodged an appeal to South Ribble Borough Council’s decision to refuse their application to demolish the Windmill Hotel and build a convenience store and petrol station on that site.
The appeal is to be looked at by a planning inspector based in Bristol, who will be making a site visit after reading all the relevant papers from both sides.
We feel that because this inspector cannot be aware of the local residents’ overwhelming opposition to this application, it would help if we could write letters to the inspector to tell him / her that we as a community do not want this application to go ahead.
It is worth while noting however that the inspector will only be concerned about legal planning reasons. We would therefore respectfully remind residents of the reasons which South Ribble Borough Council used when refusing this application.
· Would cause great disturbance to local residents, with both light and noise disturbance.
· Ingress off the A677 would be a danger to other traffic users and pedestrians, especially being so close to a pedestrian crossing, bus stop and the close by junction of Branch Road.
· All users of the garage and convenience store would have to use Branch Road to use the A677. This would cause extra pressure on what is already a dangerous junction.
· In the event of an emergency when tankers are refilling the pumps, the tanker would be unable to exit the site quickly enough.
These are just a few of the reasons which could be used when writing a letter to explain why it would be so wrong to allow this to go ahead.
We must get these letters into the inspectorate by Friday the 8th June. You can either send your letter direct to Bristol (the address is enclosed at the bottom of this letter) or we have arranged for a box at the Shell Garage on Preston New Road where you can leave your letters. We will ensure that all these letters will be sent down to Bristol by recorded delivery.
Please ensure that on all correspondence the Planning Inspectorate Reference number is clearly visible. This number is: – APP/F2360/W/18/3199821
The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN
This letter has been published by Samlesbury Residents Forum & Mellor Brook Matters Tel: 07910235256
Three letters (all the same) have arrived over the last two days informing us of the impending appeal by James Hall (Spar) Ltd against South Ribble Borough Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for a Petrol Filling Station & Convenience store on the site of the Windmill Hotel at Mellor Brook.
Our Parish Councils have all objected and will be re iterating their objections, as have well in excess of 400 local residents & the existing petrol filling station and spar shop owned and operated by Mr Ismail Master and his family. We are also served by another petrol filling station and spar store at Pennine Service Station less than a mile away!!!!! I know the proprietors there are very concerned about the impact of another petrol outlet on their business – they too have been established in our community for at least 25 years.
Mr Master’s business has been part of the Mellor Brook Community for over 15 years and we have a duty to support him, as indeed he has supported our community over many years.
Please write to the Planning Inspectorate (details at the bottom of the letter) and help us to stop this ludicrous development going ahead.
We need more adffordable housing in Mellor Brook – not petrol stations and convenience stores.
Please post your comments on here so I can collate them and send them on to the Planning Inspectorate.
Don’t delay – write today.
Launch Event Sunday March 4th 2018
Quiz night this Saturday 17th February 2018, 7.30 start, at Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, Cuerdale Lane, Samlesbury.
Teams of 4 or 6, hot pot supper, and lots of good Fun. £5 per person. Phone 01772 877248 to book your team.