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.