Response from Mrs Louise Jameson (Individual)
1. Mrs Louise Jameson (Individual) : 7 Jul 2008 10:51:00
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 am writing to OBJECT to the proposals for development in Leasgill and Heversham as contained in sections 8, 9 and 10 of P014 in the South Lakeland Local Development Framework (on P164).
I object on the following grounds:-
1.These plans represent an over-development of the villages of Leasgill and Heversham.
I feel that there is no need for alot more development in this area, as many local houses are already on the open market, not selling quickly. Big developments are not what these villages need. I do believe however, on the right site half a dozen/dozen houses would be okay built for/by local people.
2. No proper consideration has been given to the infrastructure required to support such a large increase in houses.
The road through the villages is already busy, there are no pavements, I believe more housing would make this area more dangerous to walk through especially for the young children. The village school can not cater for any more, this is already over-subscribed.
3. The environmental impact has not been properly considered
4. Leasgill is more than 1.5Km from Milnthorpe - and therefore should not fall in the Milnthorpe "functional area".
Leasgill is a very small, independent, low density village, which is close to but different in character to Heversham. Leasgill is visible from a wide area including the Lyth Valley, parts of the National Parks, part of the area of outstanding natural beauty including several of the fell tops. Over-development of the village (as proposed in 3b) will spoil the views from these areas.
As I stated earlier a few suitable plots for local people to build 'nice' houses (not built by a developer) could be accommodated and be more suited in this area.