Response from Mr Ian Holcroft (Individual)
1. Mr Ian Holcroft (Individual) : 4 Jun 2008 22:10:00
To which part of the Report does your representation relate?
Paragraph or Section
4.52 Alternative Options: Options 1-3
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.
Option 3 Paragraphs 5,6,7 & 8
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 do not agree with any developments in cartmel for the following reasons:-
Lack of amenities and facilities.
Poor public transport serving the area.
Lack of local employment opportunites.
Inadequate roads/access to proposed sites.
Destruction of wildlife and the environment.
We especially oppose Paragraph 6 - this land is liable to flooding purely from surface water and has a beck running through it which struggles to cope with existing rainfall/water. All surrounding properties would be liable to a greater possibility of flooding especially as there is all ready a medium flood risk highlighted on our local environmental search. There is no easy access onto this site and aesthetically could potentially ruin our beautiful village which relies heavily on tourism.
We understand the need for more affordable properties in the area but surely Grange and especially Kendal could support any new developments better and need the investment (Kendal has empty shops, pubs etc - if the town could be regenerated surely this would provide more employment?)
If development/affordable housing was needed in cartmel it would need to be small in number, blend with the village and it would make sense that it should be at Orchard Close as this was the most recent development.
What change(s) would you suggest for this part of the Report?
Omit paragraphs 5,6, 7 & 8 from the report
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