Waddow View sad news for all

Revised plan showing proposed 275-home Waddow View development on land off Waddington Road, Clitheroe
Revised plan showing proposed 275-home Waddow View development on land off Waddington Road, Clitheroe

Sad news indeed for all of Clitheroe, the passing of the Waddow View outline planning permission.

Are we to lose our only exit to the countryside from the town centre and exchange it for a gridlocked town where people will not be able to get medical treatment or have there children at a school within walking distance, or park their car to go shopping?

Our councillors, whether they live in Slaidburn or Longridge, should have the concerns of all of the Ribble Valley as a priority, not act like “NIMBYS” for their wards.

I also thought that our council officers, paid by the electorate, were working for us to provide a better enviroment.

I am told that councillors, representing the electorate, were not guided by the officers at recent planning committee, more dictated to.

With elections coming up a few councillors might find they are not flavour of the month, but it’s a great opportunity for budding young politicians to throw their hat in the ring.

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