We can get Burnley Wood centre axe reversed, says councillor

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The community centre in Burnley The community centre in Burnley

A LEADING Burnley councillor has said he is ‘very confident’ that a decision to dispose of land in Burnley Wood can be overturned.

Coun Jeff Sumner was one of five Liberal Democrats on Burnley Council who signed a letter to ‘call-in’ the controversial decision, which could see the Burnley Wood Youth and Community Group centre in Glebe Street demolished to make way for 117 homes.

Mr Sumner said: “From speaking to people in the town, be they at the council or residents, I’m very confident that momentum is gathering in our favour.

“It was a ridiculous decision and I think people are starting to wake up to that fact.”

The council received almost 600 formal letters of objection and a 1,400-signature petition objecting to the proposals put forward by developers Keepmoat, but the land disposal was agreed last month.

The ‘call-in’ will be heard at a special resources scrutiny committee meeting on January 9.

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6:26pm Thu 2 Jan 14

burnleywood-resident-47 says...

the homes would be better use of that area.
the homes would be better use of that area. burnleywood-resident-47

4:33pm Fri 3 Jan 14

oh give it a rest says...

There is more than enough available play space up there, More modern housing is needed, bring it on
There is more than enough available play space up there, More modern housing is needed, bring it on oh give it a rest

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