2 responses from Dr James Fisher (Individual)
1. Dr James Fisher (Individual) : 29 May 2008 20:36:00
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3.12 - 3.16 Options Considered: Alternative Locational Strategies: Options 1-7
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OPtion 7 maintaining green gaps
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I think you made the point well yourselves:Part of the distinctive character of South Lakeland is the diverse range of separate communities in a range of towns, villages and hamlets. Green gaps protect their individuality.
2. Dr James Fisher (Individual) : 4 Jul 2008 13:58:00
I appreciate that this is a very complex issue, which will necessitate an involved system for consultation, but I feel that after 40 minutes I have not been able to gain an overview or make my opinions known on anything more than a specific tiny area of the plan.
In general I feel that in a time of falling house prices with many flats in the pipeline which will probably struggle to sell it is a pity that the council is forced to earmark areas for further development. This area of the country is special specifically because it has not suffered from the large scale developments of the past - presumably because of its natural beauty and lack of large industry - factors which still apply and would seem to suggest we should not expand of expansions sake. Rural areas have poor transport links and Kendal has a traffic problem to put it mildly. South lake just doesn't seem an appropriate place for large scale development, tho' I suspect government edict gives you little option, perhaps delay is the best option!