Local Development Framework Consultation
Response from Ms Sue Gill (Individual)
1. Ms Sue Gill (Individual) : 22 Aug 2008 15:09:00
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 have only just seen the Local Development Framework (LDF) and notice that comments have to be made by 30th May 2008. I would be grateful if you could advise me where the proposed sites are for the additional 72 housing requirements planned for the Cartmel Peninsular.
SLDC's Conservation Officer, Graham Darlington recently held a "Place Detectives" event to form part of a review of all of the district's conservation areas. This was to find out what local people value most about the village's buildings and open spaces and what aspects help to make the village such a distinctive place. It is these open spaces and architectural and historic aspects in Cartmel that combine to give the village such a distinctive character and appearance. One of the purposes of the review was to help protect the area in the future. Is the information from this review and the comments gained from local people during the event going to feed into the LDF?
Apart from the actual location of the houses I have concerns over the impact of additional traffic on the roads as public transport is poor in the area for people who have to rely on it to travel to work. Employment in the area is limited to bar, cleaning, shop work etc which is poorly paid, unless people are prepared to travel further afield to seek employment.
Presumably an additional 72 houses will have an impact on the local schools, doctors and other services. Will the local services and schools be able to cope with such a large scale development?
I would also be interested to know if the local Parish Council has been consulted on the need for 72 additional properties in the area as very few people in the village are aware of the LDF, let alone the need to comment by the 30th May.