Local Development Framework Consultation
Response from Mrs Vanessa Cordwell (Individual)
1. Mrs Vanessa Cordwell (Individual) : 4 Jul 2008 10:08:00
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.
I write to oppose the Core Strategy Preferred Options Document PO14.
4.63 Heversham should not be considered as part of the Milnthorpe functional area. Heversham is a small Lakeland village with an identity of its own, which should be protected. It has no post office or shops and it would be necessary to walk about a mile down the very busy A6 to Milnthorpe to acess any services. This is not acceptable for small children or elderly people.
4.64 Dallam School is situated in Milnthorpe not Heversham. The boarding house is situated in Heversham. The school is in the process of moving all teaching to Milnthorpe.
As a small village, Heversham/Leasgill should only be subjected to proportionate development. The alternative Option 1 suggests growth in:
Area 8 - land behind the school. Development of this land would cause access problems from Woodhouse Lane.
Area 9 - land between Heversham and Leasgill. I agree there is opportunity for limited ribbon development opposite the Crescent.
Area 10 - land to the south of Heversham. Development of this site would have a detrimental visual impact on the village when approaching Heversham from the south.
There is, perhaps, a requiremental for a small number of affordable dwellings in the village. These could be accomodated by in-filling or ribbon development without spoiling the visual appeal of the village.
1. There is room for bungalow development at the bottom of Woodhouse Lane, just past the churchyard.
2. The existing Dallam School car park could be used for limited development.
3.As stated above, ribbon development is possible along the village road between Heversham and Leasgill