Local Development Framework Consultation
Response from Ms Jane Marshall (Individual)
1. Ms Jane Marshall (Individual) : 7 Jul 2008 16:08:00
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.
Lumley Road to Helsington Laithes
The main concern here is the increased traffic on Milnthorpe Road. This stretch is already nose to tail at peak times with vehicles backing up as far as the bypass to get into town. I know this as trying to get out of our lane end between 8am & 9:30am is a nightmare. Equally bad is trying to get back into our lane when waiting in the centre of the 2 lanes for a gap in the busy traffic. Another major concern is the increased volume of Ambulance services tearing along this road at great speed. We have noticed far more sirens blasting past in both directions since more of the hospital services have been moved to Lancaster or Barrow.
The safety aspect of this situation is a concern to me and adding to the traffic flow can only make an already dangerous situation worse.
On entering Kendal from the South we have a pleasant green area with which to welcome both visitors and residents alike. To do away with this would be disasterous. Surely we wish to create a good first impression to all new visitors in the hope that they will continue to return to our town. I'm sure passing the 'Kendal' sign and seeing industraial units and mass housing development is not the impression we wish to create.
All these proposals would put a greater strain on the sewage system which is already at capacity. Additional residents would also require schools which are already full, hospitals which would mean travelling further afield due to the limited services now at Kendal.
Scroggs Wood Development
The main concern here is the dangers the increased traffic flow would cause along Milnthorpe Road.
As Kendal is known as the 'Gateway to the Lakes' I don't think first impressions would be favourable on seeing industrial units along the side of the road instead of the pleasant green areas we have now bearing in mind that this is the main route for access into town.
A Northern Bypass has been discussed. Surely this would be a better idea to introduce this and develop land on the Northern side of the town that has already been earmarked for this purpose.
Again the main concern here is the dangers the increased traffic would cause on an already very busy road.
I do hope you will please consider all these points with regard to both the safety aspects and preserving our green areas.