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Higher Standen

Pendle Road - Clitheroe - Lancashire - BB7 1LN

Outline Planning Permission was granted for 1040 new homes at Higher Standen, Pendle Road, Clitheroe.  We have submitted our Reserved Matters Planning Application for Phase One of the development for 229 new homes.

  • Higher Standen, Pendle Road, Clitheroe

    Ribble Valley Borough Council have granted Outline Planning Permission for a development of 1040 new homes at Higher Standen, Pendle Road, Clitheroe.   This will include:

    •     728 market homes
    •     312 affordable homes
    •     Local retail
    •     Employment opportunities
    •     Land set aside for a new primary school
    •     Public open space including green corridors with ecological benefits
    •     New roundabout between Pendle Road and the A59 plus other offsite highway improvements
    •     New vehicular, pedestrian and cycle access onto Pendle Road, Worston Old Road and Littlemoor
    •     Sustainable drainage system
  • About the site

    Ribble Valley Borough Council have adopted their Core Strategy document which forms the central document of the Local Development Framework (LDF), establishing the vision, underlying objectives and key principles that will guide development in Ribble Valley to 2028. The Higher Standen development is the major strategic mixed use development planned in the Borough and will provide much needed market and affordable homes along with other non-residential uses.

    Constraints and Opportunities Plan

    The Masterplan for Higher Standen is landscape led and takes its cue from the existing landscape and heritage features, both in and around the site. At present there are a number of opportunities to create a uniquely responsive scheme. The key landscape assets of the site include focal trees, linear hedgerows and the outlying views of Clitheroe Castle and Pendle Hill.

    Constraints & Opportunities Plan for Higher Standen

    Constraints & Opportunities Plan for Higher Standen

    Constraints & Opportunities Plan Key

    Key for Constraints & Opportunities Plan

     
  • Our Proposals

    Proposals for the entire site

    We intend to concentrate the non-residential uses and retirement housing in a central hub within the site. This is proposed for good design and sustainability reasons and will provide a ‘heart’ to the development. Bus services will serve the central hub providing good public transport links for the development as a whole but importantly for owners and occupiers of the retirement housing and for school children.

    Infrastructure

    A new roundabout to the junction of Pendle Road and the A59 and other highway improvements will be provided.  Significant financial contributions towards Primary and Secondary school provision and sports and recreational facilities will be delivered during the lifetime of the development. These are all secured under the existing legal agreement, known as a Section 106 Agreement, which forms part of the Outline Planning Permission.

    Housing

    A total of 1040 homes will be built, over approximately 12 years, 312 of which will be affordable homes. 156 of the total number of homes (1040) will be for elderly people (over 55 years of age) of which 78 will be affordable. The houses will range from two to five bedrooms and will provide much needed housing for the Clitheroe area.

    School Site

    The area now set aside for the proposed new Primary School is adjacent to the existing Ribblesdale School playing fields, within the central hub, and there are opportunities for new shared sports and recreational facilities in this area.

    Retirement

    The majority of the retirement housing will be sited within the central hub and there will bus services that will link the development to the wider Clitheroe area. 

    Employment

    The employment use, which has been granted as part of the Outline Planning Permission will be office type accommodation and we envisage this will be no more than two storeys in height. The detailed design for this part of the development will be subject to a separate further Reserved Matters Planning Application.

    Public Realm

    Significant areas of public realm, pedestrian routes and cycleways are proposed on the Phasing Plan. This will be sensitively designed with a rural feel to blend in with the existing natural topography and ecological features such as the existing trees and hedgerows. The line of the existing Roman Road will be respected and included within the detailed landscape proposals.

    Full Site Layout  Pendle Road Clitheroe

    Full Site Plan for Higher Standen

    To see a larger version, click here.

    This image shows the proposed full site Masterplan, outlining key development areas, the distribution of open space and key access corridors through the site and it’s relation to the wider Clitheroe area.

    Feature areas such as the green spaces, character areas and watercourses have set the framework to the full site Masterplan, their position being addressed early in the design process.

    Proposals for Phase One

    We have applied for permission to build 229 new homes which will consist of one, two, three and four bedrooms and will be a mix of apartments, mews, semi-detached, detached and bungalow properties.  The range of properties will provide much needed new housing for the residents of Clitheroe. Our proposed scheme for Phase One comprises of the following elements:

    • Low density, high quality development with an open landscaped frontage to Pendle Road
    • The provision of 69 dwellings on-site that will be designated as ‘affordable housing’ This means they will be social rented, affordable rented or intermediate housing, provided to eligible households whose needs are not met by the market
    • Extensive landscaping across the scheme, with the protection of the majority of existing trees and hedgerows. Landscape buffers will be incorporated adjacent to sensitive boundaries. Ecological enhancements will be achieved through bird and bat boxes along with significant new tree/hedge planting for improved foraging
    • Publicly accessible open green spaces and cycleways for use by both new and existing residents
    • Sustainable drainage system with balancing ponds and swales to increase biodiversity
    • Significant financial contributions for improvements to local infrastructure including a contribution towards education, sports and recreational facilities
    Phase One Layout for Pendle Road Clitheroe

    Layout of Phase One at Pendle Road, Clitheroe


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    Streetscene for Higher Standen

    Streetscene for Higher Standen

  • Community Benefits for Phase One

    The residential development to build 229 new homes will provide the following significant benefits to the local community and to the wider borough of Ribble Valley.  Our proposed scheme for Phase one will comprise of the following elements:

    • The provision of approximately 69 dwellings on-site that will be designated as ‘affordable housing’. This means they will be social rented, affordable rented or intermediate housing, provided to eligible households whose needs are not met by the market
    • Publicly accessible open green spaces and cycleways for use by both new and existing residents
    • Significant financial contributions for improvements to local infrastructure including a contribution towards creating more local school places, sports and recreational facilities
    • New roundabout at the Pendle Road/A59 junction

     Other benefits include:

    Temporary construction jobs
    51
    Jobs supported per year construction
    78
    Total gross residental expenditure per annum
    £4,700,000
    New Homes Bonus (approximate)
    £1,300,000
    Council Tax Renenues (approximate)
    £200,000 per annum

    Community Benefits for the Entire Development (1040 new homes)

    Our development at Higher Standen will deliver a range of benefits for local people, including:

    • 728 high quality new homes, in a range of sizes and styles to meet local needs
    • 312 affordable homes, providing much–needed housing for identified groups such as first-time buyers struggling to get onto the property ladder, the elderly looking to downsize, or key workers, such as teachers and nurses
    • 156 of the total new number of homes (1040) will be for elerly people (over 55 years of age) of which 78 will be affordable
    • A development with a focus on sustainability, with enhanced access to public transport through the provision of new bus stops as well as better pedestrian and cycle connections through the site by providing a new footway/cycleway within the site boundary running
    • Extensive landscaping across the scheme, with the protection of the majority of existing trees and hedgerows. Ecological enhancements will be achieved through bird and bat boxes along with significant new tree/hedge planting for improved foraging
    • Employment opportunities
    • Job creation
    • Retirement housing
  • News & Updates

    The Reserved Matters Planning Application has been submitted to Ribble Valley Borough Council.  A copy of the application can be found here

    Anticipated timescales for Phase One

    Reserved Matters Planning submission
    Spring 2016
    Reserved Matters determination
    Autumn/Winter 2016
    Start on site
    Spring 2017
    First home completed
    Autumn 2017