Response from Mr Karl Wild (Individual)
1. Mr Karl Wild (Individual) : 30 May 2008 09:36:00
To which part of the Report does your representation relate?
Paragraph or Section
4.92 - 4.97 PO17 - Remaining Local Service Centres West 2025 - Introduction
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.
PO17 - 4.94 - Great/Lottle Urswick
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.
Having the site so close to the school and village playground would increase the danger to the children with the build up of additional traffic being introduced.
Also building on the area between the two vilages would create a conurbation that would effectively end the two seperate villages character.
The area proposed is also a flood risk for a large part of the year and the introduction of more housing would put even more pressure on the already inadequate drainage within the two villages.
When Barrow is struggling to sell office and small unit space what makes the council believe that Urswick will attract these businesses with less accessable transport links and support networks.
It appears the proposal has been produced purely on a financial/ revenue basis at the expense of any consideration for what makes this area such an attractive place for tourists to visit and local people to be proud of.
What change(s) would you suggest for this part of the Report?
Alternative sites should be sort. If any building is to take place within the Little and Great Urswick boundaries it should be on a much smaller scale.
Please use this space if you wish to set out a new option for consideration.
I do not know the surrounding area well enough to suggest suitable alternative sites at this stage but I can not believe this is the best option.