Local Development Framework Consultation
Response from Mr Dave Rushworth (Individual)
1. Mr Dave Rushworth (Individual) : 8 Jul 2008 15:54:00
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.
South Lakeland Local Development Plan - Burton in Kendal
I OBJECT to these plans on the following grounds:
1. The road infrastructure barely copes with existing traffic. The junction of Tanpits Lane with the A6070 and Neddy Hill with the A6070 have very restricted line of sight. An increase of traffic on these roads caused by an employment site to the west of Burton in Kendal would cause an unacceptablr increase in traffic that would endanger lives at these points. The junction of Morewood Drive with the A6070 is already chaotic at school times - its a wonder there hasn't been a major accident here. At the southern end of the village there are now a number of cars parking directly on the A6070 even at narrow parts - you are of course aware that the road narrows at some points to less than 2 cars-width.
2. More development in Burton would lead to the complete loss of village character as is happening in Holme where new housing has completely swamped the village and changed its character for good.
3. There is no proven need for extra housing in Burton in Kendal. There are a number of properties for sale, some have been for considerable periods of time. This would not be true if there was a queue of people waiting to buy in the village. Further SLDC is already building (against the wishes of many of the village electors) social housing for which there is no proven need.
I have little confidence that the view of Burton in Kendal residents will be taken into account but nontheless I feel the need to register my objection to development of this sort being planned without the current needs for infrastructure being met. Future development will only exacerbate these problems.