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Vincent Billington Wikipedia, Pianist, Architect, Son, Child – The Planning & Development Committee of Ribble Valley Council will be considering a retirement community in Billington that includes a 50-bed nursing home and 60 assisted-living units this week.
Elker Developments Ltd., based in Nelson, is proposing to build on greenfield property in Billington off Elker Lane, where a St. Vincent’s over-55s housing development is now situated to the east.
The updated proposal with drawings by Avalon Town Planning adds more details and fresh amendments about the design, scale, and placement of the proposed care village, gardens, and parking compared to an outline plan presented earlier this year by Elker Developments.
However, it has drawn criticism from the Billington and Langho Parish Council, St. Augustine’s RC High School, and some locals.
The proposal is for a central, H-shaped “village core” that houses a cafe, library, lounge, meeting spaces, shop, hairdresser, fitness centre, and swimming pool. Six, four, or two self-contained apartments would be found in the fifteen more blocks on the property.
The high school, however, claims that greenfield property would be lost and that the development would also worsen traffic on Elker Lane, make a lot of noise, and cause other problems.
The high school claims that greenfield land would be lost as a result of the development, which would also worsen traffic on Elker Lane, produce noise and disruption, and have an adverse effect on the local ecology and way of life. It also states there aren’t enough amenities to support the care village and raises concerns about access and road safety.
The Billington and Langho Parish Council has also protested because to worries about increased traffic and flood threats to apartments and a nearby road. United Utilities and Lancashire County Council, however, have not voiced any disagreements.
Significant conversations have been conducted in respect to the design, according to the agenda for the most recent planning committee meeting. As a result, the care home’s elevational treatment now includes parapet copings, chimney and quoin detailing, full window surround detailing, and a more traditional-looking window arrangement. The proposed buildings’ elevations have also been changed to give feature gables more visual importance and to create a clear visual hierarchy and order.
In light of everything, it is believed that the altered details constitute an appropriate architectural reaction to the site’s semi-rural nature and a favourable answer to Billington’s character.
The agenda continues: “It is not considered the proposal will have any undue impact upon existing or future residential amenity.”
Planning officers, however, are advising council members to defer the application and transfer it to the council’s planning director for approval after “a satisfactory response” has been obtained from the county council, which is the primary organisation in charge of flood prevention measures, due to worries about flooding.
Another planning request will use a portion of the £30,000 that a property developer has contributed to the Ribble Valley Borough Council to fund the creation of a cycling lane at Longridge.
It is suggested that borough council members on the planning committee provide the money to the Longridge Town Council so it can build a portion of the five-mile Longridge Loop plan.
Housing and property developers may be obligated to provide so-called Section 106 contributions to community amenities under the planning system. This particular contribution is the result of the construction of 275 homes in Longridge on a land west of Preston Road.