Response from Rev. Kevin M. Price, Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council
1. Rev. Kevin M. Price, Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council : 8 Jul 2008 14:57:00
Please write your comment or explain your reasons for supporting or opposing this part of the Report. You may also wish to refer to the tests of soundess in the glossary of the Preferred Options document before making your comments.
Core Strategy Preferred Options - comments
Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council supports the sites proposed in the core development plan for expansion within Kirkby Lonsdale. This support is subject to detailed scrutiny of each individual plan as it comes forward as part of the proposed development, particularly with regard to effects on the current infrastructure of the town. This infrastructure is seen by the council as including employment, parking, public transport, power, water and school facilities.
The town council also asks SLDC to consider the following proposals and take them into account when developing the core development plan.
1. Provide private parking for the occupants of Green Square flats at Town End. This can be achieved by widening the existing pedestrian access paths to admit private cars, and replacing the grass in front of the flats with parking for the occupants. This would free up on-street parking spaces.
2. Develop land at Binfold Croft for housing, with access onto Bridge Brow.
3. On the A65 between Ballarat Allotments and Booths' roundabout build private housing with parking, similar to the houses at Greenside. Houses could also be built from Booths' roundabout to existing houses on the Greenside side of the A65.
4. On the A65, extend the industrial park beside Kirkby Motors down towards QES. This would encourage employment possibilities.
5. Provide parking on fields beside QES - no more building whatsoever until adequate provision is made for car and coach parking. This could be linked to the Booths' roundabout site and perhaps accommodate a park and ride facility.
6. Extend Harling Bank to a new road, complete with street lighting, running from Springfield to the A65, which would provide sites for housing and commercial development.
7. Provide housing on the present allotments site near the rugby ground. Reposition the allotments.
8. On Fairbank, build a property to accommodate scouts, guides, youth club, celebrations such as weddings. With parking, this would encourage use of the open land adjacent for recreational purposes.
9. On Fairbank, provide land which can be bought by developer to build a clubhouse or meeting room, again with proper parking provision.