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Dementia Friends Training

Published: 30 Dec 19

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Christmas Message

Published: 24 Dec 19

Remembrance Sunday

Published: 12 Nov 19

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Published: 30 Sep 19

Community Recognition Awards 2019

Published: 29 May 19

New Councillors

Published: 7 May 19

LCC household waste recycling centres consultation 2019

Published: 28 Feb 19

LCC household waste recycling centres consultation 2019 read more....

LONGRIDGE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Published: 11 Jan 19

LONGRIDGE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WILL GO TO REFERENDUM ON 14 FEBRUARY 2019.

Thank you

Published: 22 Nov 18

Thank you to all the volunteers on Remembrance Day

Just a few photos Remembrance Sunday

Published: 12 Nov 18

Remembrance Sunday what a good turn out!

Thank you from Cllr David Moon

Published: 12 Nov 18

It was an honour to organise and to take part in the Remembrance Events on the behalf of Longridge Town Council. I was amazed, but not at all surprised, in the way the Community of Longridge turned out in such high numbers which confirms that the people of Longridge will 'always remember them' Councillor David Moon

REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE STARTING AT 9.45AM AT THE CIVIC HALL CALDER AVENUE

Published: 11 Nov 18

REMINDER - THE REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE WILL START FROM THE CIVIC HALL THIS MORNING. PLEASE BE THERE AT 9.45AM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN IN.

Remembrance Sunday

Published: 25 Oct 18

Longridge Town Council extend a warm invitation for you to join with them on Sunday 11 November 2018 in the annual Remembrance Parade

Saturday 27 October

Published: 25 Oct 18

Opening of the Memorial Garden Berry Lane and launch of Poppy Appeal

Release of pigeons

Published: 25 Oct 18

At the Council meeting held on 24 October 2018 Cllr Odix proposed that: Pigeons are released at an appropriate point during the Remembrance proceedings on the Recreation Ground to acknowledge the significant role played by the birds during the Great War and World War II.

Remembrance Sunday

Published: 20 Sep 18

Remembrance Sunday Parade and the Rededication of the Kestor Lane memorial field

Town Council express concern

Published: 20 Sep 18

The Town Council are concerned that small children are being allowed to play in the War memorial garden on Berry Lane....

Longridge Town Mayor enjoying China Day

Published: 10 Sep 18

Longridge Town Mayor enjoying China Day …..

Kestor Lane Longridge - good news story

Published: 4 Sep 18

The Community Committee at RVBC voted unanimously for Option 3 to have the Kestor Lane recreation ground registered with Fields in Trust under the Centenary Fields.

kestor lane longridge

Published: 3 Sep 18

Longridge Town Council will be speaking at the Community Committee, RVBC on 4 September 2018 in respect of item 9

MISPRINT IN NEWSLETTER

Published: 23 Aug 18

MISPRINT IN NEWSLETTER REGARDING MILE LANE

LTC were at Longridge Field Day

Published: 9 Jul 18

Longridge Town Council were at Longridge Field Day

Update - Longridge Loop

Published: 19 Jun 18

Update on Longridge Loop. Following improvements and the good weather we enjoyed over the past six weeks many more people have been using the footpaths making up the route of the Longridge Loop. We'd like to remind users that these are designated footpaths and not for the use of cycles, motorbikes and unfortunately mobility scooters. The footpaths are routed through farmland and working farms so please take extra care and keep dogs on a lead.

Mrs Reid presented with certificate and trophy in respect of her service to the Community of Longridge

Published: 16 May 18

Cllr Tyrer attended the school assembly to present Mrs Reid with a certificate and a Longridge glass trophy in recognition of her service to the community of Longridge for almost 50 years as a lollypop lady.

OPENING OF TOWNELEY GARDENS

Published: 15 May 18

Longridge Towneley Community gardens will be officially opening on the 19th May at 2pm.

INTRODUCING THE NEW MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR FOR 2018/19

Published: 14 May 18

The official mayoral chains were handed over to Cllr Paul Byrne by retiring Mayor Cllr Stuart Tyrer. Cllr Byrne thanked Cllr Tyrer for his hard work during the past year representing the Council and presented him with a Longridge Shield. Cllr Steve Ashcroft will be Deputy Mayor for 2018/19.

Memorial Benches purchase 'Lest we forget 1914 - 1918'

Published: 29 Apr 18

Following a request made to Longridge Town Council by Charles Carefoot to purchase two Memorial Benches, Councillor David Moon proposed in principal that Council should look into this matter subject to cost. Longridge Town Council has now agreed to purchase two benches, one to be sited on the Recreation Ground beside the new Memorial & the 2nd bench to be sited by the existing Memorial at Station Buildings. The benches will be constructed in metal & the back of the benches will comprise artwork with red poppies & the wording ‘Lest we forget 1914 – 1918’

Update on 1914-1918 War Memorial

Published: 29 Apr 18

Update on 14-18 War Memorial A meeting has now taken place at Ribble Valley Borough Council with RVBC Leader Councillor Ken Hind, Deputy RVBC Mayor Councillor Stuart Carefoot, Jamie Leeson (War Memorial Trust) & senior officers from Ribble Valley Borough Council to further discuss the possibility of designating & preserving the entire Recreation Ground as a War Memorial. Councillor Hind has now requested that the Officers prepare a report, which will then be submitted to the RVBC Communities Committee for further discussion.

LATEST FROM LONGRIDGE IN BLOOM

Published: 12 Apr 18

Longridge in Bloom is an exciting project which aims to improve the look of Longridge through providing a lovely display of planters hanging baskets and well kept garden areas both in the Town centre area and also at the entrances to Longridge. We are looking for businesses to sponsor a planter and volunteers to help out. If you are interested please contact Lesley, the Town Clerk at clerk@longridge-tc.gov.uk.

LONGRIDGE IN BLOOM

Published: 6 Apr 18

Longridge Town Council have formed a group to improve the look of Longridge by putting up hanging baskets, tubs of flowers etc. We are in need of volunteers if you are interested please contact Lesley Lund at clerk@longridge-tc.gov.uk

Longridge Youth Council

Published: 20 Mar 18

Longridge Town Council are pleased to welcome the new Youth Council and look forward to working with them.

World War One - Commemorative benches

Published: 20 Mar 18

At it s meeting on 14 March 2018 Longridge Town Council voted to purchase 2 commemorative benches in recognition of the 100 year anniversary of the end of WW1. The suggested sites for the benches were the new war memorial and the cenotaph.

Higher Road Speed Survey

Published: 15 Feb 18

Longridge Town Council have received a positive response from LCC to their request for the speed issue on HIgher Road to be looked at.

Towneley Gardens Update

Published: 17 Oct 17

The Community Group are extremely grateful to Tesco, the Central Lancashire Operations Group, the Duchy of Lancaster and Longridge Town Council for providing funding for the work on Phase 1 of the project. As this initial phase of work draws to a close over the coming months the Group are starting to examine options for further work and funding for Phase 2 and will greatly appreciate the views of the community.......

LONGRIDGE IN BLOOM

Published: 10 Sep 17

Longridge Town Council would like to hear from anyone interested in volunteering for this exciting project. Longridge in Bloom would help to make Longridge an attractive place to live, work and visit. It would be involved in planting and maintaining containers etc full of flowers and shrubs to improve the visual amenity of the area. Please contact clerk@longridge-tc.gov.uk or ring us on 01772 782461 if you are interested.

PROPOSED OFFICIAL MEMORIAL TO LONGRIDGE'S FALLEN OF WW1

Published: 16 Aug 17

The official memorial to Longridge’s fallen of WW1, the Recreation Ground - always known as the Rec - has long been unmarked and unrecognised as such by many townsfolk and by visitors to the site.

PROPOSED OFFICIAL MEMORIAL TO LONGRIDGE'S FALLEN OF WW1

Published: 16 Aug 17

The official memorial to Longridge’s fallen of WW1, the Recreation Ground - always known as the Rec - has long been unmarked and unrecognised as such by many townsfolk and by visitors to the site.

Longridge Neighbourhood Plan

Notice of Poll 14th February 2018 -The formal notice of the referendum by Ribble Valley Borough Council

The Ribble Valley website contains details of the initial submission and a copy of the Planning Inspector's response.

LNDP Referendum Version

However, a detailed information leaflet will be delivered to all Longridge households giving information on the Plan and why it should be supported.

The Regulation 16 Submission Draft, January 2018 and the Inspector's Report can be viewed at the Heritage Centre Station Building Berry Lane Longridge during opening hours.

If you have a query regarding the Neighbourhood Plan you may find an answer on our Questions & Answers page. If you still have an query that isn't addressed please go the Contact Us page and complete the enquiry form.

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The Council will now review the documents for compliance and will publish them for the statutory six week consultation period for which they will undertake the necessary arrangements. RVBC letter of receipt is below:

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Regulation 16 submission documents - January 2018

The Longridge Neighbourhood Plan - Regulation 16 Submission documents have been submitted to Ribble Valley Borough Council. January 2018.

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Notes of Neighbourhood Plan Group meetings

Neighbourhood Plan meeting minutes 10/04/17

Neighbourhood Plan minutes 180416

Neighbourhood Plan minutes 20/07/15

Neighbourhood Plan minutes 18/06/15

Neighbourhood Plan minutes 02/06/15 /_UserFiles/Files/LNP

NOTES OF MEETING 080217.docx

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Informal consultation Longridge Neighbourhood Plan from 27 May 2016 - 10 June 2016 (extended until 17 June 2016)
Draft Neighbourhood Plan May 2016

Agenda: NP Planning Meeting 22 October 2014

Minutes: Meetings on October 22 and 30

Ribble Valley Community Strategy 2014-2019

Formal Consultation Regulation 14 Draft Longridge Draft Neighbourhood Plan for 6 weeks from 17 October 2016 - 28 November 2016

Draft Neighbourhood Plan October 2016

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Longridge Local Plan - (zipped files)

 

Longridge Town Council has embarked upon the process to achieve a Neighbourhood Plan (NP).

There is a great deal of information available on the web about NPs.

The official source, DCLG, says that Communities will be able to:

  • Choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built
  • Have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided
  • Grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead
In our case in Longridge, because the Town Council is NOT the planning authority (RVBC is), the last point does NOT apply.

An NP CANNOT block new development required in the Ribble Valley Core Strategy (which has to be treated as the “senior” policy), nor can it ignore the even more “senior” layer of policy, the National Planning Policy Framework.

The process for adopting an NP is prescriptive to the extent that there are four stages.

  1. Area Designation Order
  2. Publication and Consultation
  3. Examination
  4. Referendum

Longridge Town Council has agreed, subject to ratification by RVBC, (Planning Committee 12 September 2013) the area to be subject to the NP as the 3 town wards of Alston, Dilworth and Hothersall. In the meantime, conscious that time passes very quickly, we intend to:

  1. Draft up the funding application to DCLG ready for submission following ratification by committee on 12th Sept. An RVBC officer is helping with this.
  2. Work up an issues paper for publication for consultation as soon as is possible after 12th Sept.
  3. Outline the process with draft timescales from now through to referendum to ensure transparency.
The Neighbourhood Planning process is independent of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s consultation on the proposed main changes to the Core Strategy and Local Development Framework.

Evidence Base


A six-week consultation is taking place from Monday 12 August until 5.00pm on Friday 20 September, during which time comments are sought on a series of changes to the Local Development Framework (LDF) Evidence Base, which underpins the Core Strategy as well as a schedule of proposed main modifications to the Core Strategy itself.

The Core Strategy Examination process was suspended in late 2012 to allow for work to be undertaken on updating elements of the evidence base. The examination process is due to recommence on 1 September 2013 and the appointed Inspector has recommended that the consultation should begin before this date.

Contained within the Core Strategy is a chapter on the provision of housing planning permissions until 2028. he Borough Council is required to set out how many housing units it will grant planning permission for during the period of the strategy. (At this stage this is approximately 5000 across the borough or approximately 1% growth per annum)

As part of the strategy document the council is also required to demonstrate that it has a land supply to fulfil that target. This land supply is identified in the document as Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment. (SHLAA). Sites identified in the SHLAA do NOT have planning permission simply by being included in the document.

 

Longridge Neighbourhood Plan - Regulation 16 Submission - 24 01 18

The Longridge Neighbourhood Plan - Regulation 16 Submission documents have been submitted to Ribble Valley Borough Council. January 2018.

The Council will now review the documents for compliance and will publish them for the statutory six week consultation period for which they will undertake the necessary arrangements. RVBC letter of receipt is below:


Regulation 16 submission documents -
12th January 2018

Longridge Basic Conditions 120118.pdf

Longridge Consultation Statement120118 .pdf

Longridge SEAR Report