Partnership Pleased Rawtenstall Town Centre Plans Given Green Light

Published February 24, 2016 at 10:13

Members of the Rossendale Together Barnfield Joint Venture Partnership Board have welcomed news that plans to redevelop Rawtenstall town centre have been approved.

Councillor Alyson Barnes, Chair of the RTB Partnership and Leader of the Council, said: “I am pleased the scheme has been given planning permission. We listened to people and now I believe these plans are the right mix of preserving the area’s heritage as well as creating a vibrant town centre. We want Rossendale to prosper, these plans are key to bringing in new investment and will create new jobs. But I am also clear we need to reflect the borough’s history and what makes it special.”

Cllr Darryl Smith, RTB Partnership Board Member, said “I’m pleased that the revised plans for the bus station development have been passed. The RTB Partnership has worked hard over the last nine months or so to ensure residents thoughts and opinions have been listened to and I believe the design which finally went forward reflected that”.

Tim Webber, Vice Chair of the RTB Partnership and Chairman of Barnfield Construction Limited, said: “The RTB Partnership is a key vehicle to enable the borough to prosper. We want an attractive and exciting development which reflects Rawtenstall’s history on this site and we believe these plans deliver that.”

Kevin Ruth, executive Director at Together Housing and RTB Partnership Board Member, said; We are delighted that the project has been given the go ahead and that the partnership work through RTB is having a positive impact in the borough.”

The Rossendale Together Barnfield Partnership sees Rossendale Council, Together Housing Group and Barnfield Construction working together and pooling resources to build a more prosperous borough.

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