Response from Mr James Cooper (Individual)
1. Mr James Cooper (Individual) : 23 May 2008 08:58:00
To which part of the Report does your representation relate?
Paragraph or Section
4.46 - 4.51 PO13 - Grange-Over-Sands Functional Area 2025 - You Told Us and Introduction
Please state as clearly as you can the exact part of the Report you are commenting on by quoting the page number (if known), paragraph number, option name or number, or the number of the map, figure or table.
4.59 - location of Pit Farm (behind Orchard Close) as site for redevelopment.
Do you support, oppose or have an observation about this part of the Report?
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.
I am in favour of low-cost housing being built in this region - my wife and I would love to be able to own our own home in Cartmel (we currently rent). However, the proposed site of Pit Farm is nothing but madness. Our garden backs onto that site and only a ditch running around the field prevents our garden from being flooded every year. The site is frequently water-logged and has been as much as 2 feet under water. Building on this site will cause all sorts of problems with regard to flooding and water run-off. The rain-water drains will almost certainly not cope.
Not only this, but access to Orchard Close is already a nightmare - the junction with the main road is blind when turning left or right and there are frequent near-misses. The increased traffic a housing development would bring (particularly when access is being suggested as through Orchard Close) is a terribly bad idea. Accidents and injuries will result.
Such a development would also place the many children that play in this currently quiet cul-de-sac at much greater risk due to the increased traffic.
What change(s) would you suggest for this part of the Report?
Don't build there.
Please use this space if you wish to set out a new option for consideration.
There is plenty of land to either end of the village, both heading out towards Aynsome Manor / Field Broughton and heading out towards Cark, that would be far better suited. This land would still provide walking distance access to all the village amenities but without any flood risk or access issues.