Residents on the south side of Longridge have been targeted with a leaflet to provide members of the local community with an indication of a development proposed by Rowland on land (the grassland behind Houghton Road) which is located between Lower Lane and Dilworth Lane. Rowland homes, says the leaflet, are now seeking to acquire the site with a view to bringing forward a planning application in the near future for a housing development of 49 family homes. The developers are welcoming residents comments so that a planning application can be prepared taking account of your views.
Now, forgive me if I am wrong, but isn't this a new departure? I thought firms put in a planning application to a council and then the council invited residents to comment on the proposal? Is this a sharp business practice or the norm? What are your views on this move? I'd be interested to know!