The ongoing destruction of old Hesketh bank in Lancashire
By Pat Regan
Wonderful wildlife habitat under threat from housing development plans...
The Southport Press recently reported on controversial plans to build 211 houses at Hesketh Bank, right on the doorstep of a lovely old lake.
The proposals going before councillors concern the former Henry Alty’s Brickworks site (the Old Clay Pit) off Station Road, in Hesketh Bank.
However, it was recently reported that plans originally proposed were "too dense". Therefore, a reduction of house numbers would be more appropriate for this area. Apparently this has been implemented within the submitted scheme.
What assurances are the local council giving that protective regulations, for both wildlife and the Hesketh Bank community, will be addressed?
No excuses will suffice concerning yet MORE ecological destruction for fat cat profits. Villages like this are an English gem and truly deserve to be safeguarded.
The Environment Agency and other bodies, holding a protective remit over the ecostructure have a duty of care to the place and its protected wildlife that dwell therein!
Same old story that we are all sadly becoming so familiar with... mega money talks and English heritage gets thrown right out of the window! They must 'not' be permitted to get away with it!
The impact on the delicate infrastructure, via development with increased traffic congestion etc, of this historic Lancashire village is likely to be catastrophic and must be challenged now!
PROBLEMS WITH PERSIMMON HOMES FOR MANY OTHER UK COMMUNITIES. HERE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES!
Elsewhere, Persimmon Homes was told to down tools on the large Derwent View development near the Bowes Incline in Birtley, Gateshead, after concern was expressed over the construction not complying with regulations.
Builders Persimmon cause a stink at Blyth housing development
And in 'another' location the builders left a gaping hole in a bathroom, which was contributing to a sense of frustration that the stench would ever go away. Householder said: “Our new home stinks and so does Persimmon."
Abergavenny, residents protest
Residents fear that a proposed residential development of 250 homes on the outskirts of the town will significantly increase traffic and anti-social behaviour and will overlook their homes.
Portsmouth, harsh words against this builder
Have Lancashire councillors considered the content of the links above, with regards to latest building proposals in their area?
The environmental impact on the lake and wildlife may be significant.
Pat Regan © 2016