Response from Mr James Douglas (Individual)
1. Mr James Douglas (Individual) : 30 May 2008 12:48:00
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.
Section 4 PO11 North West Kendal
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.
Since the building of the Briery Meadows estate traffic density is already reaching dangerously high levels. Added to that Burneside Road is used as a "rat run" from the A6 and from the A591 through Burneside to Kendal as a means of avoiding congestion on other routes. Housing added to plot 16 (Kendal North West) would make that situation far worse and would present a serious safety hazard.
A wide variety of bird life including curlews, woodpeckers and owls are regular visitors through that green gap particularly favouring the marshy land at the north east end. Curlews have recently been added to the list of birds endangered in England. To build on the site will drive that wildlife away, probably threatening its very existence. That does not fit with statements and assurances given about protecting environmental assets.
What change(s) would you suggest for this part of the Report?
This section should be amended to remove site 16 (North West Kendal.
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