Council to Fight Planning Decision Legal Challenge

Published Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Ribble Valley Borough Council today expressed its disappointment at a legal challenge to its decision to grant planning permission for 1,040 houses at Standen, Clitheroe.

And the council has vowed to ‘vigorously defend its position’ against any judicial review of the decision.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s planning and development committee approved an outline application from Standen Estates for over 1,000 houses, shops and a primary school, at Higher Standen Farm and Littlemoor Farm in Clitheroe last December.

But now Kendal company Newclose Properties Ltd has launched a legal bid to get the decision overturned.

Ribble Valley Borough Council leader Stuart Hirst said: “We are very disappointed to have received notification of Newclose Properties’ intention to seek a judicial review of our decision to grant planning permission for the development at Standen, Clitheroe.

“The council will vigorously defend its position and strive to have the judicial review rejected in the initial stages.”