Response from Mr and Mrs William and Marion Douthwaite (Individual)
1. Mr and Mrs William and Marion Douthwaite (Individual) : 30 May 2008 15:34:00
To which part of the Report does your representation relate?
Paragraph or Section
Alternative Options/ The Preferred Options - PO14 - Milnthorpe Functional Area 2025
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 164 options 8,9 and 10
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.
We support the plan in pricipal subject to more reasonable building density.
Reasons for supporting:
Because of the housing situation, few children brought up in Heversham are able to settle here as adults with their own families.
We believe Heversham should see some development, with the express hope that more young families could find affordable property, enabling them to enjoy the village as much as those who already live here.
Heversham village life would be enhanced all round by a wider age representation.
It is understandable that many residents opposing the plan have particular underlying concerns about the impact development might have on the views from and aspect of their properties. We ourselves are in that situation also, but we do not believe this to be a valid reason for objecting, thus denying others some of the priviledges we enjoy. Never the less, we hope that consideration would be given to this point by the planners to minimise the impact of future develoment.
What change(s) would you suggest for this part of the Report?
A declared intention to be sensitive in development planning - in volume, access, layout and style, with consideration for existing residents.
Please indicate if you wish to be notified when the Core Strategy has been:
Submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination
Adopted by the District Council