Response from Mr John Anderson (Individual)
1. Mr John Anderson (Individual) : 29 May 2008 19:12:00
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Po 12 Ulverston Functional area 2025 Page 145 . Housing 'Preferred options'
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The unbelievable numbers of houses planned would put a huge strain on the already stretched local resources.The local health centre will sruggle to cope with such huge increases in numbers and it is almost impossible to find an NHS dentist in the town at present.UVHS and Croftlands schools would see large increases in traffic, raising serious safety issues for the children that attend. UVHS is unable to cope with the current numbers.
The areas suggested are known to flood and access to this area would be restricted to Mountbarrow Lane (also prone to flooding). Large increases in the volume of traffic which would use Croftlands Estate would make it very dangerous for the young children who currently live and play in the area.The number of people this huge increase in housing would bring to the area would only cause further promblems with regard to employment.
The number of houses planned is far to large and it seems the 'Preferred Option' is really the easy option.There are areas in Ulverston that would benifit from re-development that would not use areas of 'Green Land' but such a large number of houses is ridiculous.
Developements of this size make obscene amounts of money for those who are involved but they are at the expense of the local community who would benefit more from a sensible approach with realistic numbers in areas that would see a development as an improvement to areas of neglect. These areas should be closer to the local amenities and aimed at people who really do need 'Affordable Housing'.
The proposed location will encourage the building of houses that are beyond the grasp of the very people that 'Affordable Housing' is supposed to help onto the property ladder. Bearing in mind jobs will be at a 'premium' with so many potential 'employees rushing to the town !!'
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Brown belt land within the already defined boundaries of the town.
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