Posted by: westlancashirerecord | July 27, 2017

Decision Rejects Development Of Meadowbrook

In what is a momentous decision by the Borough Planning Committee tonight, a refusal for development at Meadowbrook in Burscough was decided on grounds of Para: 6.13 “Since the land falls within that Safeguarded for development beyond 2027, its development at the current time would be contrary to Policies GN2, SP3 and the Yew Tree Farm Masterplan”.

Reason: ‘That the material consideration of the donation of the section of land adjacent to the Square Lane junction is not so significant as to outweigh the premature release of the Safeguarded land which would be contrary to the Local Plan and Yew Tree Farm Masterplan’

It was proposed by Cllr. Pendleton (Lab), seconded by Chairman Cllr. Dowling (Lab) and passed unanimously. The work of Gavin Rattray and his Burscough colleagues has clearly been recognised by Cllr John Hodson and the Planning Committee and the decision reflects great credit on both sides and the mutual importance placed on the concerns of local residents.


  1. Just how can a council’s Planning Department ‘Recommend’ an application be granted, when said application is clearly in contravention to GN2, SP3, Masterplan etc, as identified by the committee? Could it be time for the head planners to stand down now?

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