Response from Mrs Di Hopkins (Individual)
1. Mrs Di Hopkins (Individual) : 29 May 2008 14:51:00
To which part of the Report does your representation relate?
Paragraph or Section
The Preferred Option - PO11 - Kendal Functional Area
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.
Functional Area 22:Page 133:2c Land to the south of Lumley Road.
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.
The view from the bypass across the town affords the prospect of Kendal as a country town contained
attractively in a valley with the countryside extending beyond it. The approach to the town along Milnthorpe Road has a view across the fields and the natural landscape rises to the sky line; it mirrors the image from the bypass and is memorable. This prospect marks the character of the town to both visitors and residents alike.Any development must be sensitive to the special qualities of this approach and the particular context of it. It is my view that this will be very difficult to achieve without being either intrusive or discordant.
What change(s) would you suggest for this part of the Report?
I would suggest removing this option for development from the LDF as there are a number of other areas contained within the report where development will have less impact on the visual perception of Kendal when approaching it.
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