Response from Mr Alan Dewar (Individual)
1. Mr Alan Dewar (Individual) : 29 May 2008 18:54:00
To which part of the Report does your representation relate?
Paragraph or Section
The Preferred Option - PO2 - Rural Areas
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 44 - Option 1
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.
Development of the coastal villages and hinterland should be tighly controlled within the presently, clearly identified, boundaries. Too much development in Bardsea in the past has adversely changed its character and charm as a place of relaxation or visual appeal.
The Furness Peninsula villages and farmsteads add to the the recreational ambience of the area, supporting Ulverston, Barrow, the Lake District National Park and WestLakes developments.
Barrow and the Furness Peninsula is developing more leisure activities and the Rural Areas are essential to that future. Allowing villages and steadings to sprawl beyond existing boundaries will threathen the rural character of the area and detract from its charm and visual appeal.
There are already many small businesses in the area established for leisure support. Rural industrial businesses should be encouraged to contract and withdraw to areas such as the Ulverston Functional Area (PO12)or brown field sites in Barrow in maintaining a manufacturing employment base in the Furness Peninsula.
Restricting development in the Rural Areas (PO2) would encourage more leisure use of the area both nationally and internationally, based on existing revenues from the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.
What change(s) would you suggest for this part of the Report?
Remove Option 1.
Development boundaries around rural settlements should be delineated and controlled.
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