Ribblesiders will be alarmed to read in tonight's Lancashire Evening Post of new ideas to build floating houses and even hotels - not only on the Docks but possibly on the River Ribble.
Almelo, NGM and Preston City Council have been talking about the plans, according to the LEP:
"Almelo officials are looking to build a huge floating development in their town.
The floating buildings would have their base hollowed out like a ship.
It means they would combat the risk of flooding by rising and falling with the tide of the river.
According to the Lancashire Evening Post, the project would be developed on Preston Docks AND along the banks of the Ribble and would look similar to designs pioneered in Holland and Sweden.
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How hollow was Hudson's promise to Preston people not to mess around with our river?
No-one objects to this idea in the man-made and sheltered docks, however our beautiful, natural, powerful and sometimes dangerous river Ribble is no place for these expensive follies.
Lets get together to take action to 'Save The Ribble' from the greed and stupidity of the developers and our council.
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