Response from Mrs R.A. Carter (Individual)
1. Mrs R.A. Carter (Individual) : 22 Jul 2008 15:00:00
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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.
Grange Fell Road, Grange
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i am writing to strongly object to proposals to use the land adjacent to Grange Fell Road sub Post Office for the buildingof housing and work units.
Grange fell Road is narrow, twisted and steep in places. Many of the houses along the length were built without garages, before the motor car became popular, which results in large stetches of the road being used as parking for vehicles. Thebuilding of more houses would increase the volume of traffic using Grange fell Road enormously and only serve to exacerbate an already dangerous situation.
There is no longer a shop on Grange Fell Road and the days are numbered for the local post Office, which is currently only open two mornings a week. Groceries etc must therefore be carried home from grange itself. it is no mean feat to pusha buggy up Grange fell road or Fell Drive laden with child/children and shopping, something i have been all to familar with over the 20 years i have kived here. Even if the bus sevice was improved, cars would still be used to make the journey form Grange town centre and surrouding areas. The journey both to and from local primary school and Cartmel Priory Secondary School would be steep, difficult and dangerous for children. THe road to Cartmel would be very dangerous as there is no pavement and very little street lighting.
Whilst i regognise the need for affodable starter homes in the Grange area, I do question the need for work units. most of the self-employed in the Grange area either work from home or from their vehicles ( builders, plumbers, deocorators etc) and at the time of wrting there are already several small industrial sites with vacant units still waiting to be let.
Please use this space if you wish to set out a new option for consideration.
i would suggest that the land currently occupied by Berner's Close Car Park and/or the land adjacent to the Memorial Playing Fields would be far more suitable for the the purpose of building starter homes. This area has the advantage of level, easy access to the town ( via the Esplanade or Kents Bank road) and is on ana lready established bus route. The playing fields are close to hand,as is the Promenade and all the facilities it has to offer - tennis, putting, bowls etc (especailly of the railway bridge can be reinstated. ) The swimming pool would also be in easy walking distance, when or if it re-opens in the near future.
i do hope you will take these comments into consideration when you are discussing your proposal. i should be most interested to be kept abreast of any developments in this matter.