Response from Mr Dick Palmer (Individual)
1. Mr Dick Palmer (Individual) : 28 May 2008 17:07:00
To which part of the Report does your representation relate?
Paragraph or Section
Alternative Options/ The Preferred Option - PO17 - Remaining Local Service Centres 2025
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.
Option 1-Alternative directions of growth. 1 South East Broughton in Furness
Do you support, oppose or have an observation about this part of the Report?
Neither support nor oppose - just want to comment
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.
We beleive there is not enough land allocated for either private, local occupancy or rented development and that the proposed extension of development boundary will not fulfill this need. Recent developments in the village would indicate that demand exceeeds supply and that there is a very real need for more land to be made available.
What change(s) would you suggest for this part of the Report?
Greater emphasise could be put on using existing brown field sites for mixed housing using high quality design to produce carbon neutral sustainable housing.
Please use this space if you wish to set out a new option for consideration.
With reference to land at the southern end of Foxfield Road at Bush Greeen and its northerly neighbour being the old council tip.
We would suggest that by extending the village development boundary and by a small alternative direction of growth this land could be made available for mixed housing.
The suggested development site has two road frontages (east – Foxfield Road and south A595) and includes the brownfield land of the former railway line on the west side of the site. The northern boundary of the site is a former waste disposal site and builders yard.
Broughton in Furness settlement boundary already extends southwards using the railway line and Foxfield road as its west and east boundaries respectively. The settlement boundary stops just north of the former waste disposal site/builders yard.
The existing boundary vegetation on the site could be conserved whilst allowing residential development to take place. Residential development could take place using a sympathetic designs and siting that would not prejudice the contribution that the site makes to the local area.
The existing semi derelict buildings detract from the appearance of the site. The development of the site would remove these and provide a strong visual focal point for the junction of Foxfield road and the A 595.
The development of this and the adjacent former waste disposal site to the north would provide a well defined and long term settlement boundary. It would provide an allocation of land sufficient for the needs of the settlement for the plan period.
The site is a sustainable location by virtue of it being within walking distance of public transport links including bus and train. The site has an orientation that would allow sustainable forms of energy to be used including solar thermal, photovoltaics and heat pumps.
The site is sustainable as it is formerly a brownfield site developed as a nursery and used as a railway. The site already has a single dwelling, this allocation would allow additional dwellings to be inserted including the provision of affordable dwellings.
The land at Bush green is the site of a redundant plant nursery, itself on the site of the old Foxfield Railway, has strong boundaries and a small scale develoment would significantly strenghten the entrance to Broughton in Furness of the A595
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