Response from Mr Mark Bindloss (Individual)
1. Mr Mark Bindloss (Individual) : 29 May 2008 17:28:00
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.
Core strategy preferred options.
Option 3 - Alternative Directions of Growth. Para 6 East Natland.
Table 3 - Detailed information on each preferred town extension etc.10 East Natland.
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.
Unsuitability of access to proposed development.Both Oxenholme lane and Helm lane are single track with few if any passing places other than private drives.Any increase in traffic would be both dangerous to pedestrians/cyclist/vehicle users, and cause damage to road side properties.
A large part of the proposed development would be built ontop of an area of limestone caverns. With the inherent risk to structural stability and pollution to under ground water courses and eventually into the River Kent to the west.
Natland is still very much a farming community and loss of this agricultural land threatens the viability of the farms at Natland Park and High House.
The proposed development would effectively join Natland to Oxenholme.
As joint owner of a major part of the land being proposed for development I and my family have no wish to sell.
What change(s) would you suggest for this part of the Report?
Remove East Natland from the options list.
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