Public Inquiry – 12 October 2021


12 October 2021 at 10:00

The Council Chamber Accrington Town Hall Accrington Town BB5 1LA


Appeal(s) by MR JAMES SMITH
Against the enforcement notice(s) served by Hyndburn Borough Council. The notice(s) allege(s):

Without planning permission a material change in the use of the Land from agricultural use to use for residential purposes by the siting of 4 no pitches and 4 no day rooms and associated residential paraphernalia and vehicles to provide Gypsy and Traveller family accommodation (“the Unauthorised Development”).

At the land situated at Smithacres Back Lane, Baxenden, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 2RE

An Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State under paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 6 to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 will attend at the place, date and time shown above to decide the appeal(s).

Members of the public may attend the inquiry and, at the discretion of the Inspector,

express their views. If you are disabled or anyone you know who wants to go to the inquiry is disabled, contact the Council to confirm they can make proper arrangements such as parking spaces, access, seating arrangements and so on. Documents relating to the appeal(s) can be viewed at the Council’s offices by prior arrangement.

If you cannot attend the event in person, please contact the council to discuss options for attending virtually.

Planning Inspectorate References:


Planning Inspectorate Contact:

Eleanor Morris 45312

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