Response from Mr D. Malcolm Brownsord (Individual)
1. Mr D. Malcolm Brownsord (Individual) : 3 Jun 2008 09:23:00
To which part of the Report does your representation relate?
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4.80 - 4.88 PO16 - Remaining Local Service Centres South and East - Introduction
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.
The proposal to accommodate work space units on Station Lane, Burton in Kendal, is I believe a mistake for any traffic which must include HGV'S will have to pass through the village and make particularly difficult right angled turns either on to Neddy Hill or Tampits Lane. Access from the west side of the village for HGV'S is impossible given the restricted height of the canal bridge on Station Lane.
By far the best option I believe would be to allocate a site on the north side of Tarn Lane on the southerly outskirts of the village where access is unquestionably ideal.
In respect of the housing proposal I again believe that allocating a site to the east of Morewood Drive is also a mistake. The development would be visible from the west, it would take away the only "sledging hill close to the village" and would create even greater traffic problems in and around the village school.
I believe a suitable alternative would be to allocate land south of Neddy Hill - land which is in a "valley" where development would not be visible from without the village. The development of this land on a "planning gain basis" could result in a sensible one way system around the difficult and narrow Neddy Hill, Station Lane, and Tampits Lane, and the possibility of a central public car parking area.
What change(s) would you suggest for this part of the Report?
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