Response from Mr Steven Mellows (Individual)
1. Mr Steven Mellows (Individual) : 29 May 2008 09:49:00
To which part of the Report does your representation relate?
Paragraph or Section
Alternative Options/ The Preferred Options - PO14 - Milnthorpe Functional Area 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.
page 156, option 5, North Ackenthwaite
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 land off kirkgate Lane is a greenfield site which conflicts with Government Planning Policy that requires Brownfield sites to be prioritised for re-development.
This land is also known locally as the 'ponds' as it is liable to flooding. The access to the site from the B6385 is inadequate to accomodate the increase in traffic that a development of up to 700 new homes would bring. This road is already very busy with HGV traffic.
Owlet Ash currently has approx 120 homes, with no shops or services. I find it amazing that this site is even considered for development, if approved this would increase the size of Ackenthwaite by 500%! I doubt that the main sewer from Owlet Ash that runs through the centre of Dallam School is of adequate size to cope with such an increase.
What change(s) would you suggest for this part of the Report?
Completely disregard this site for development, and re-develop the Milnthorpe Station site for affordable housing. Utilise small parcels of land to the North West of Milnthorpe, and East and West Heversham rather than build a completely new town.
Please use this space if you wish to set out a new option for consideration.
Allow all villages/towns throughout South Lakeland to increase by 1%. This would allow the whole of South Lakeland to grow at an equal rate rather than create 'hotspots' of dense population.
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