Controversial Boundary Mill plans in Colne given go ahead

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Controversial Boundary Mill plans in Colne given go ahead Controversial Boundary Mill plans in Colne given go ahead

CONTROVERSIAL plans by Boundary Mill to build a garden centre next to their current site in Colne have been given the go ahead.

A heated meeting at a packed Colne Town Hall heard arguments for and against the scheme, which also include a farm shop and a cafe.

The 9,000 sq metre complex will be built on land between the M65 and Greenfield Road, despite residents' concerns that the building would see trees torn down, the loss of green land and increased traffic.

Councillors voted to allow the development to go ahead, although they blocked plans for a smaller overspill car park close to some homes on open countryside land.

Peter Tooher, from planning agents Nexus Planning, said: “The significant benefits to Colne from this scheme far outweigh the potential impacts.

“It is a unique opportunity to enhance the Boundary Mill offer in retail and underpin the success. It will also create 300 new full-time and part-time jobs, which will be mostly filled by local people.”

Four people spoke about their concerns over the plans during the meeting.

David Penney, chair of the Friends of Greenfield Local Nature Reserve, said: “This will have a detrimental impact upon the ecology of this area because of the trees we could lose.

“There is also wildlife that could be affected, such as deer, bees, newts and bats.”

Margaret Taylor, who used to help at the Titanic in Lancashire museum, said: “The history of Wallace Hartley is very important to Colne and he was born in one of the cottages in Greenfield Road.

“When people have visited that area they have always commented on how beautiful it is and how little it looks to have changed from when Wallace Hartley was alive.”

However councillors said they had little option within planning law but to allow the scheme to go ahead.

Coun Tony Greaves said: “I have been doing my best over the last decade to try and prevent development on this site but I think we have come to the end of the road, we can’t prevent it anymore.”

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7:28pm Fri 11 Apr 14

coates warder says...

by god that was passed fast. i bet the conservatives have gone on a spending frenzy with that nice little donation from the family. to the con party.
by god that was passed fast. i bet the conservatives have gone on a spending frenzy with that nice little donation from the family. to the con party. coates warder
  • Score: 25

7:51pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Bernard Righton says...

As long as it doesn't affect Bannies I don't care.
And I don't think the trees will be torn down will they? My guess is that they will probably use a chain saw (but that doesn't sound quite as dramatic does it)
As long as it doesn't affect Bannies I don't care. And I don't think the trees will be torn down will they? My guess is that they will probably use a chain saw (but that doesn't sound quite as dramatic does it) Bernard Righton
  • Score: -28

8:23pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Interocitor says...

Quelle surprise.
Quelle surprise. Interocitor
  • Score: 16

8:31pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Money talks!!
Money talks!! Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 28

8:46pm Fri 11 Apr 14

jenkinsroy says...

what I want to know is how much PENDLE COUNCIL
GOT OUT OF THIS and all the county councillor
EI lib dem / conservatives /labour and any more parties.?
this is bad news for COLNE .
**** as hit the fan now and someone will pay in the long run for
for how much we the voters where not listened to in this matter
there is no longer any trust with the party members and the voters
And I for one will not stop till I find out how made the deals on this
projected and they will be held responsible for there action .
this is just a money making plan to make someone rich.
AND I WILL FIND HIM OR HER OUT AND LET THE ALL TOWN KNOW WHO IT IS AND HOW MUCH THEY SOLD COLNE PEOPLE OUT FOR
what I want to know is how much PENDLE COUNCIL GOT OUT OF THIS and all the county councillor EI lib dem / conservatives /labour and any more parties.? this is bad news for COLNE . **** as hit the fan now and someone will pay in the long run for for how much we the voters where not listened to in this matter there is no longer any trust with the party members and the voters And I for one will not stop till I find out how made the deals on this projected and they will be held responsible for there action . this is just a money making plan to make someone rich. AND I WILL FIND HIM OR HER OUT AND LET THE ALL TOWN KNOW WHO IT IS AND HOW MUCH THEY SOLD COLNE PEOPLE OUT FOR jenkinsroy
  • Score: 24

8:49pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Bluelizzy says...

Foregone conclusion.
Foregone conclusion. Bluelizzy
  • Score: 17

9:02pm Fri 11 Apr 14

jenkinsroy says...

This is an up date to all that live in COLNE .?
When the garden centre is finished this will OPEN the doors
to the bypass that the government want to start building they have already
made deals with company I am now keeping an eye on this matter
as well .
We must all start to look into the councils and member to find out as much
as we can about what they are up to much money is now being taken form the county where we live just to line over peoples pockets this must stop now by this I mean the party that is voted in power in our county must
be looked into and they will answer for there miss use of fond to all of us.
This is an up date to all that live in COLNE .? When the garden centre is finished this will OPEN the doors to the bypass that the government want to start building they have already made deals with company I am now keeping an eye on this matter as well . We must all start to look into the councils and member to find out as much as we can about what they are up to much money is now being taken form the county where we live just to line over peoples pockets this must stop now by this I mean the party that is voted in power in our county must be looked into and they will answer for there miss use of fond to all of us. jenkinsroy
  • Score: 15

9:11pm Fri 11 Apr 14

FREDF2009 says...

I suggest jenkinsroy you scrutinise the roles of Paul White and Joe Conney in all this, in particular though Paul White.
I suggest jenkinsroy you scrutinise the roles of Paul White and Joe Conney in all this, in particular though Paul White. FREDF2009
  • Score: 25

9:46pm Fri 11 Apr 14

jenkinsroy says...

FREDF2009 wrote:
I suggest jenkinsroy you scrutinise the roles of Paul White and Joe Conney in all this, in particular though Paul White.
I will thank you .
just one thing can you tell me what party they are in
[quote][p][bold]FREDF2009[/bold] wrote: I suggest jenkinsroy you scrutinise the roles of Paul White and Joe Conney in all this, in particular though Paul White.[/p][/quote]I will thank you . just one thing can you tell me what party they are in jenkinsroy
  • Score: 8

11:48pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Pendle power says...

Brilliant for the area plenty more jobs created
Brilliant for the area plenty more jobs created Pendle power
  • Score: -1

12:13am Sat 12 Apr 14

woolywords says...

In all this argy-bargie that is going on, would someone, kindly, re-write this article, so that it makes sense to the non-local people, because, as it stands, it makes no sense, whatsoever.
All this, he said, she said, makes no sense to me.
It's worse than a drunken pub argument, as it stands.
Whom is on what side here?

Set out, whom is proposing what, and when.
How this will affect people, and why.

The basic precepts of reportage are wholly ignored here, in the whom, what, when, where and how. Those 5 pillars of journalism, that you were supposed to have grasped, at college.
And which sub-Editor, didn't blue line this, and not demand a re-write?
Disgraceful journalism, no wonder that there is no, 'by-line'.

We, mere mortals, are glad that you, were never gifted the task of writing the 10 commandments, for, given your grasp of basic written language skills, and the written word, they would have been as much gibberish as this is, and by that, sowed more discontent than anything, than wild Scottish oats could engender, in any pasture, splattered with such verbal diarrhoea..
Someone should ask of you, does your Mother know that you are, daft..

Am writing to, 'Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells', for a second opinion upon this, shameful piece of splutterance, and you should hope that, he is more kindly disposed, to water down his vitriolic penmanship, in your favour, than I do here.
In all this argy-bargie that is going on, would someone, kindly, re-write this article, so that it makes sense to the non-local people, because, as it stands, it makes no sense, whatsoever. All this, he said, she said, makes no sense to me. It's worse than a drunken pub argument, as it stands. Whom is on what side here? Set out, whom is proposing what, and when. How this will affect people, and why. The basic precepts of reportage are wholly ignored here, in the whom, what, when, where and how. Those 5 pillars of journalism, that you were supposed to have grasped, at college. And which sub-Editor, didn't blue line this, and not demand a re-write? Disgraceful journalism, no wonder that there is no, 'by-line'. We, mere mortals, are glad that you, were never gifted the task of writing the 10 commandments, for, given your grasp of basic written language skills, and the written word, they would have been as much gibberish as this is, and by that, sowed more discontent than anything, than wild Scottish oats could engender, in any pasture, splattered with such verbal diarrhoea.. Someone should ask of you, does your Mother know that you are, daft.. Am writing to, 'Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells', for a second opinion upon this, shameful piece of splutterance, and you should hope that, he is more kindly disposed, to water down his vitriolic penmanship, in your favour, than I do here. woolywords
  • Score: 0

7:11am Sat 12 Apr 14

Excluded again says...

Its amazing that people come up with all kinds of conspiracy to explain planning decisions when the real conspiracy was carried out in full public gaze two years ago and they missed it.

Two years ago, the government gave in to the developers lobby and agreed to relax planning laws in England to make developments easier. Since then the proportion of planning applications approved has risen.

Local Councils have to follow the planning laws made by national government. So that is why more and more applications like this are being approved.

So no conspiracy locally but a national conspiracy done in the open by passing a law through Parliament. That is when people should have objected.
Its amazing that people come up with all kinds of conspiracy to explain planning decisions when the real conspiracy was carried out in full public gaze two years ago and they missed it. Two years ago, the government gave in to the developers lobby and agreed to relax planning laws in England to make developments easier. Since then the proportion of planning applications approved has risen. Local Councils have to follow the planning laws made by national government. So that is why more and more applications like this are being approved. So no conspiracy locally but a national conspiracy done in the open by passing a law through Parliament. That is when people should have objected. Excluded again
  • Score: 15

9:38am Sat 12 Apr 14

coates warder says...

Excluded again wrote:
Its amazing that people come up with all kinds of conspiracy to explain planning decisions when the real conspiracy was carried out in full public gaze two years ago and they missed it.

Two years ago, the government gave in to the developers lobby and agreed to relax planning laws in England to make developments easier. Since then the proportion of planning applications approved has risen.

Local Councils have to follow the planning laws made by national government. So that is why more and more applications like this are being approved.

So no conspiracy locally but a national conspiracy done in the open by passing a law through Parliament. That is when people should have objected.
and who relaxed them... the conservatives who just had a £20,000 donation to the party .from the bannisters. and if you think 300 will be employed you are all deluded .
[quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: Its amazing that people come up with all kinds of conspiracy to explain planning decisions when the real conspiracy was carried out in full public gaze two years ago and they missed it. Two years ago, the government gave in to the developers lobby and agreed to relax planning laws in England to make developments easier. Since then the proportion of planning applications approved has risen. Local Councils have to follow the planning laws made by national government. So that is why more and more applications like this are being approved. So no conspiracy locally but a national conspiracy done in the open by passing a law through Parliament. That is when people should have objected.[/p][/quote]and who relaxed them... the conservatives who just had a £20,000 donation to the party .from the bannisters. and if you think 300 will be employed you are all deluded . coates warder
  • Score: 16

12:11pm Sat 12 Apr 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

Now there's a surprise.
Now there's a surprise. HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 7

1:10pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Pendlesider says...

THE majority of Councillors on the decision making committee were conservatives and the £20,000 donated to the conservative party by the applicant (parent company Libra textiles) should have been declared a ‘pecuniary’ interest. This was declined by Pendle council's deputy chief executive and his monitoring officer. Why? perhaps bribes are acceptable and it's down to the conscience of individual Councillors to choose to vote or not. Of course, that's a load of tosh since the cllrs will obviously tow the party line and vote anyway. Many politicians these days have no moral principles (there are very few exceptions).
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Although the jobs are welcome, it's the way this application has been dealt with by Pendle council's deputy chief excutive along with the monitoring officer that needs to be under scrutiny.
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In my opinion, applicants making large financial donations to favour a planning application outcome should mean decision making members (in that party and also committee members) cannot take part and vote in that particular planning application. The conflict of interest is too great and clearly the party with the greatest financial assets will determine the outcomes.
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Thank you for reading my comments. If you agree with them feel free to vote 'Yes I agree' whereupon £500.00 will be transferred to your current account from party donations (raving nonsense dead frogs party). Have a nice day....
THE majority of Councillors on the decision making committee were conservatives and the £20,000 donated to the conservative party by the applicant (parent company Libra textiles) should have been declared a ‘pecuniary’ interest. This was declined by Pendle council's deputy chief executive and his monitoring officer. Why? perhaps bribes are acceptable and it's down to the conscience of individual Councillors to choose to vote or not. Of course, that's a load of tosh since the cllrs will obviously tow the party line and vote anyway. Many politicians these days have no moral principles (there are very few exceptions). . Although the jobs are welcome, it's the way this application has been dealt with by Pendle council's deputy chief excutive along with the monitoring officer that needs to be under scrutiny. . In my opinion, applicants making large financial donations to favour a planning application outcome should mean decision making members (in that party and also committee members) cannot take part and vote in that particular planning application. The conflict of interest is too great and clearly the party with the greatest financial assets will determine the outcomes. . Thank you for reading my comments. If you agree with them feel free to vote 'Yes I agree' whereupon £500.00 will be transferred to your current account from party donations (raving nonsense dead frogs party). Have a nice day.... Pendlesider
  • Score: 10

1:50pm Sat 12 Apr 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

if it brings trade to the dump of a town then its good aint it?
if it brings trade to the dump of a town then its good aint it? DoggydogNo1
  • Score: -12

5:14pm Sat 12 Apr 14

coates warder says...

jenkinsroy wrote:
FREDF2009 wrote:
I suggest jenkinsroy you scrutinise the roles of Paul White and Joe Conney in all this, in particular though Paul White.
I will thank you .
just one thing can you tell me what party they are in
conservative who else...and who runs colne....conservativ
es
[quote][p][bold]jenkinsroy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FREDF2009[/bold] wrote: I suggest jenkinsroy you scrutinise the roles of Paul White and Joe Conney in all this, in particular though Paul White.[/p][/quote]I will thank you . just one thing can you tell me what party they are in[/p][/quote]conservative who else...and who runs colne....conservativ es coates warder
  • Score: 3

7:35pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Pat Howarth says...

What 'dump of a town' are you referring to Doggydogno1?? Surely not Colne? Have you been to Colne lately? Do you live in Colne?? Do you live in Nelson then...now that's a dump of a town sadly brought down by bad planning and little thought for the residents. So unlike Colne.
Most of you have no idea what you're actually talking about...How many council meetings have you attended any of you? What do you know about planning rules and regs??
Excluded again makes more sense and speaks more of the truth than the rest of you put together..... Conspiracy theories !!! This is Colne not Roswell.....
What 'dump of a town' are you referring to Doggydogno1?? Surely not Colne? Have you been to Colne lately? Do you live in Colne?? Do you live in Nelson then...now that's a dump of a town sadly brought down by bad planning and little thought for the residents. So unlike Colne. Most of you have no idea what you're actually talking about...How many council meetings have you attended any of you? What do you know about planning rules and regs?? Excluded again makes more sense and speaks more of the truth than the rest of you put together..... Conspiracy theories !!! This is Colne not Roswell..... Pat Howarth
  • Score: 2

8:43am Sun 13 Apr 14

sim1846 says...

I would support this vital project, because I Know it's going to bring in a lot of jobs, and New business to the area, but I have to say one thing and that is, this Council needs to make sure that the company behind the project needs to promote the use of public transport to get to this
s expanding retail park, Rail being the most important factor, getting the Colne to Skipton Rail Line up and running again, and since the business own is one of the Ppatrons of SELRAP I would expect him to be pushing the railway over the road project, I would also expect him to push the Government in to reopening the railway to.
Richard B, your the one that will gain the most out of the railway being reopened, just not sure where your business head is right now.
I would support this vital project, because I Know it's going to bring in a lot of jobs, and New business to the area, but I have to say one thing and that is, this Council needs to make sure that the company behind the project needs to promote the use of public transport to get to this s expanding retail park, Rail being the most important factor, getting the Colne to Skipton Rail Line up and running again, and since the business own is one of the Ppatrons of SELRAP I would expect him to be pushing the railway over the road project, I would also expect him to push the Government in to reopening the railway to. Richard B, your the one that will gain the most out of the railway being reopened, just not sure where your business head is right now. sim1846
  • Score: -1

9:07am Sun 13 Apr 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

Pat Howarth wrote:
What 'dump of a town' are you referring to Doggydogno1?? Surely not Colne? Have you been to Colne lately? Do you live in Colne?? Do you live in Nelson then...now that's a dump of a town sadly brought down by bad planning and little thought for the residents. So unlike Colne.
Most of you have no idea what you're actually talking about...How many council meetings have you attended any of you? What do you know about planning rules and regs??
Excluded again makes more sense and speaks more of the truth than the rest of you put together..... Conspiracy theories !!! This is Colne not Roswell.....
I have been to Colne on a weekly basis due to peeps bypassing there electric meters. Colne is no better the nelson,burnley, accrington, blackburn. It has its deprived areas and you know the areas i mean. Up bridge st for one, Back of church st for another. Should i go on? What your council should be doing and the residents,it working together on these areas instead of painting over them. You will never stop progress and why should it? If the do gooders spent as much time on working to get the bad areas sorted then perhaps,Colne wold not be just another poor town with poor neighbors who are all suffering the same fate and whilst people avoid that issue then nothing will ever be done. Remember when this government relaxed the planning laws? Now councils cannot afford to take on the big players. they get accused of wasting your money and are in a no win scenario. You have to look at the bigger picture now as life will never be the same as it was,say 10 years ago. Now i suggest if people are not happy they have a few options. Vote in a government that will actually be there for the common person or sadly, move home
[quote][p][bold]Pat Howarth[/bold] wrote: What 'dump of a town' are you referring to Doggydogno1?? Surely not Colne? Have you been to Colne lately? Do you live in Colne?? Do you live in Nelson then...now that's a dump of a town sadly brought down by bad planning and little thought for the residents. So unlike Colne. Most of you have no idea what you're actually talking about...How many council meetings have you attended any of you? What do you know about planning rules and regs?? Excluded again makes more sense and speaks more of the truth than the rest of you put together..... Conspiracy theories !!! This is Colne not Roswell.....[/p][/quote]I have been to Colne on a weekly basis due to peeps bypassing there electric meters. Colne is no better the nelson,burnley, accrington, blackburn. It has its deprived areas and you know the areas i mean. Up bridge st for one, Back of church st for another. Should i go on? What your council should be doing and the residents,it working together on these areas instead of painting over them. You will never stop progress and why should it? If the do gooders spent as much time on working to get the bad areas sorted then perhaps,Colne wold not be just another poor town with poor neighbors who are all suffering the same fate and whilst people avoid that issue then nothing will ever be done. Remember when this government relaxed the planning laws? Now councils cannot afford to take on the big players. they get accused of wasting your money and are in a no win scenario. You have to look at the bigger picture now as life will never be the same as it was,say 10 years ago. Now i suggest if people are not happy they have a few options. Vote in a government that will actually be there for the common person or sadly, move home DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 2

12:38pm Sun 13 Apr 14

A Darener says...

“There is also wildlife that could be affected, such as deer, bees, newts and bats"
Don't know about the deer, newts and bats, but I suspect the bees will think it is their birthday having a "garden" centre in their midst.
“There is also wildlife that could be affected, such as deer, bees, newts and bats" Don't know about the deer, newts and bats, but I suspect the bees will think it is their birthday having a "garden" centre in their midst. A Darener
  • Score: 4

10:38am Mon 14 Apr 14

It's a spade! says...

300 people working at a garden centre? No chance!!!

There will be a change of use app before it's even built and Tesco will have prime spot. It will be the first supermarket you come to before Asda or Sainsbury's.

Traffic problems, oh they don't exist. Pass the application! Next news oh there's traffic congestion we need a bypass. Forget the train line, there will be a bypass before you know it and even more industrial, commercial premises, except those will end up on greenbelt land.
300 people working at a garden centre? No chance!!! There will be a change of use app before it's even built and Tesco will have prime spot. It will be the first supermarket you come to before Asda or Sainsbury's. Traffic problems, oh they don't exist. Pass the application! Next news oh there's traffic congestion we need a bypass. Forget the train line, there will be a bypass before you know it and even more industrial, commercial premises, except those will end up on greenbelt land. It's a spade!
  • Score: 4

5:31pm Mon 14 Apr 14

colnec says...

As usual a lot of nonsense has been said on here....I run a regular surgery on the last Saturday of the month at North Valley Community Centre, Birtwistle Avenue, Colne between 9.30am - 11.00am anyone that would actually like to get all the facts are more than welcome to come along. I will event provide the tea and biscuit's. My next surgery will be Saturday 26th April 2014.

Cllr Joe Cooney
As usual a lot of nonsense has been said on here....I run a regular surgery on the last Saturday of the month at North Valley Community Centre, Birtwistle Avenue, Colne between 9.30am - 11.00am anyone that would actually like to get all the facts are more than welcome to come along. I will event provide the tea and biscuit's. My next surgery will be Saturday 26th April 2014. Cllr Joe Cooney colnec
  • Score: 3

5:18am Tue 15 Apr 14

coates warder says...

colnec wrote:
As usual a lot of nonsense has been said on here....I run a regular surgery on the last Saturday of the month at North Valley Community Centre, Birtwistle Avenue, Colne between 9.30am - 11.00am anyone that would actually like to get all the facts are more than welcome to come along. I will event provide the tea and biscuit's. My next surgery will be Saturday 26th April 2014.

Cllr Joe Cooney
so we have to come and see you do we joe .whats wrong pith the facts on here. sorry too scared of the back lash are ya
[quote][p][bold]colnec[/bold] wrote: As usual a lot of nonsense has been said on here....I run a regular surgery on the last Saturday of the month at North Valley Community Centre, Birtwistle Avenue, Colne between 9.30am - 11.00am anyone that would actually like to get all the facts are more than welcome to come along. I will event provide the tea and biscuit's. My next surgery will be Saturday 26th April 2014. Cllr Joe Cooney[/p][/quote]so we have to come and see you do we joe .whats wrong pith the facts on here. sorry too scared of the back lash are ya coates warder
  • Score: 2

11:03pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Zatapek says...

Can't be anything but good for Colne, jobs,visitor expenditure etc, well done Richard Bannister and Co!!
Can't be anything but good for Colne, jobs,visitor expenditure etc, well done Richard Bannister and Co!! Zatapek
  • Score: 1

2:44pm Sat 19 Apr 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

jenkinsroy wrote:
FREDF2009 wrote:
I suggest jenkinsroy you scrutinise the roles of Paul White and Joe Conney in all this, in particular though Paul White.
I will thank you .
just one thing can you tell me what party they are in
Tory
[quote][p][bold]jenkinsroy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FREDF2009[/bold] wrote: I suggest jenkinsroy you scrutinise the roles of Paul White and Joe Conney in all this, in particular though Paul White.[/p][/quote]I will thank you . just one thing can you tell me what party they are in[/p][/quote]Tory ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 0

2:46pm Sat 19 Apr 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

Pendle power wrote:
Brilliant for the area plenty more jobs created
if you are one of the clowns who believe it will create 300 jobs as stated then you will believe david Cameron is the tooth fairy
[quote][p][bold]Pendle power[/bold] wrote: Brilliant for the area plenty more jobs created[/p][/quote]if you are one of the clowns who believe it will create 300 jobs as stated then you will believe david Cameron is the tooth fairy ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 0

2:55pm Sat 19 Apr 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

colnec wrote:
As usual a lot of nonsense has been said on here....I run a regular surgery on the last Saturday of the month at North Valley Community Centre, Birtwistle Avenue, Colne between 9.30am - 11.00am anyone that would actually like to get all the facts are more than welcome to come along. I will event provide the tea and biscuit's. My next surgery will be Saturday 26th April 2014.

Cllr Joe Cooney
So you will Personally give a cast iron pledge to the people of Colne/Nelson that there will be no less than the 300 hundred jobs as has been put forward to get this planning permission.and if not will you on the council withdraw the garden centres trading licence?? please answer YES or NO!!!
[quote][p][bold]colnec[/bold] wrote: As usual a lot of nonsense has been said on here....I run a regular surgery on the last Saturday of the month at North Valley Community Centre, Birtwistle Avenue, Colne between 9.30am - 11.00am anyone that would actually like to get all the facts are more than welcome to come along. I will event provide the tea and biscuit's. My next surgery will be Saturday 26th April 2014. Cllr Joe Cooney[/p][/quote]So you will Personally give a cast iron pledge to the people of Colne/Nelson that there will be no less than the 300 hundred jobs as has been put forward to get this planning permission.and if not will you on the council withdraw the garden centres trading licence?? please answer YES or NO!!! ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 1

7:44pm Sat 19 Apr 14

lancashirelass100 says...

It's a spade! wrote:
300 people working at a garden centre? No chance!!!

There will be a change of use app before it's even built and Tesco will have prime spot. It will be the first supermarket you come to before Asda or Sainsbury's.

Traffic problems, oh they don't exist. Pass the application! Next news oh there's traffic congestion we need a bypass. Forget the train line, there will be a bypass before you know it and even more industrial, commercial premises, except those will end up on greenbelt land.
Boundary Mill employ staff on a part-time basis so working between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm, seven days a week, 300 personnel is possible.
[quote][p][bold]It's a spade![/bold] wrote: 300 people working at a garden centre? No chance!!! There will be a change of use app before it's even built and Tesco will have prime spot. It will be the first supermarket you come to before Asda or Sainsbury's. Traffic problems, oh they don't exist. Pass the application! Next news oh there's traffic congestion we need a bypass. Forget the train line, there will be a bypass before you know it and even more industrial, commercial premises, except those will end up on greenbelt land.[/p][/quote]Boundary Mill employ staff on a part-time basis so working between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm, seven days a week, 300 personnel is possible. lancashirelass100
  • Score: 0

9:43am Sun 20 Apr 14

Trek4400 says...

Ok, it's a given that any permission would be granted for whatever boundary mill choose.
What is also a given is who will construct the new garden center, lets put the contract out to tender;
Barnfield
Barnfield &
Barnfield...

The procurement is already set in concrete.....
Ok, it's a given that any permission would be granted for whatever boundary mill choose. What is also a given is who will construct the new garden center, lets put the contract out to tender; Barnfield Barnfield & Barnfield... The procurement is already set in concrete..... Trek4400
  • Score: 2

5:44pm Sun 20 Apr 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

lancashirelass100 wrote:
It's a spade! wrote:
300 people working at a garden centre? No chance!!!

There will be a change of use app before it's even built and Tesco will have prime spot. It will be the first supermarket you come to before Asda or Sainsbury's.

Traffic problems, oh they don't exist. Pass the application! Next news oh there's traffic congestion we need a bypass. Forget the train line, there will be a bypass before you know it and even more industrial, commercial premises, except those will end up on greenbelt land.
Boundary Mill employ staff on a part-time basis so working between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm, seven days a week, 300 personnel is possible.
boundary mill is massive where every section is individually staffed,unlike a Garden Centre
[quote][p][bold]lancashirelass100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]It's a spade![/bold] wrote: 300 people working at a garden centre? No chance!!! There will be a change of use app before it's even built and Tesco will have prime spot. It will be the first supermarket you come to before Asda or Sainsbury's. Traffic problems, oh they don't exist. Pass the application! Next news oh there's traffic congestion we need a bypass. Forget the train line, there will be a bypass before you know it and even more industrial, commercial premises, except those will end up on greenbelt land.[/p][/quote]Boundary Mill employ staff on a part-time basis so working between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm, seven days a week, 300 personnel is possible.[/p][/quote]boundary mill is massive where every section is individually staffed,unlike a Garden Centre ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
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