Response from Mrs Sonjie Marshall (Individual)
1. Mrs Sonjie Marshall (Individual) : 23 May 2008 11:25:00
To which part of the Report does your representation relate?
Paragraph or Section
4.92 - 4.97 PO17 - Remaining Local Service Centres West 2025 - 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.
PO17 - 4.94 - Great/Little Urswick
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.
Site suggested in option 1.7 s.w of Kirk Flatt is a floded area in winter and contains a tarn for many months of the year. Access to the site would be on an already notorious bend and opposite the Low Furness School entrance. Parish Council, and residents of Great Urswick are against this site being built on as is the ex-Councillor.
Great Urswick has been been plagued enough with bad planning decisions as houses and restorations have occurred in almost all open sites within the village and very little green spaces now exist. The village is already struggling with trying to maintain a community indentity with the influx of new residents and numerous homes being for sale over 12/24 months without interest of purchase. To extent the actual village would create a death knell to the community. The school Low Furness, can no longer offer places to village children as it is over subscribed therefore local. children are having to travel out of the area. To build on the last remaining green boundary between Great and Little Urswick would change the villages completely, we would resemble a small town without the support services mechanisms.
Great Urswick is greatly troubled by large amounts of traffic using the village as a shortcut from the A590 to Dalton and Barrow and when accidents occur Great Urswick is always used as a diversion route. To add additional traffic movement to within the village will be horrendous.
Limited bus services have recently been cut, so cars etc will need to be used.
What change(s) would you suggest for this part of the Report?
New homes should they be needed after building has occurred on Mid-Town Farm and Hunt-tide which have already been agreed as acceptable sites, should be built in hamlets such as Bolton Manor or Mascellles
Please use this space if you wish to set out a new option for consideration.
Great Urswick residents wanr the village to remain a village not become a small town therefore as stated if agreed sites to not meet need then building should be in hamlets such as Bolton Manor, Mascelles, Beckside, Aldingham etc. Great Urswick is Big Enough.
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