Local Development Framework Consultation
Response from Mr and Mrs Ray and J L Fielding (Individual)
1. Mr and Mrs Ray and J L Fielding (Individual) : 4 Jul 2008 13:43:00
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.
We attended a meeting at Stonecross Manor to discuss the plan for developing the area between Lumley Road but we wonder if sufficient thought has been given to the effect this will have on traffic and the southern end of the town which is so attractive and inviting. This may sound like nimbyism but traffic is daily backed up to Prizet on the bypass at busy periods, and this could act as a deterrent for visitors to the town.
Most of the heavier employment is in the north of the town and this will add to traffic problems without a northern bypass.
Will the drains and sewers and the treatment works cope with the increase?.
The types of houses are not specified but in any event they will generate more cars making it more difficult for us to access Milnthorpe Road particularly to travel south.
Now aged 80 and having lived in Kendal most of my life we think the Old Grey town is being spoiled by all the changes being made. A wonderful hospital has been downgraded to a cottage hospital and ambulalances now have to travel to Barrow & Lancaster along Milnthorpe road with more difficulties for them. So much for consultation there.
Still you want to enlarge Kendal. There are great traffic problems in town and the pedestrianisation has turned Stricklandgate into a bus station with unloading lorries and taxies in the main street. More cars are using the road and eventually there will be an accident.
I don't suppose you will take much notice of these complaints but I feel better for having made them.