Response from Mr Peter Smith, Burton in Kendal Parish Council
1. Mr Peter Smith, Burton in Kendal Parish Council : 1 Apr 2011 16:17:00
Which document do you wish to comment on?
Land Allocations Emerging Options Consultation Document *
Whole Document and Burton-in-Kendal Section
Policy (where applicable)
LDF Core Strategy policy of housing to support local need not supported by Land Allocations policy.
Do you support, oppose or support in part this section of the document
Please explain your reasons
The Parish Council notes that the LDF Core Strategy identifies the intention for small scale housing development to meet local need supported by evidence. The Parish Council supports this policy and wishes to see affordable homes built in the village to meet the needs of the recent housing needs survey.
However, the scale of growth envisaged in the Land Allocations consultation greatly exceeds the identified need, can not be supported by the existing physical and social infrastructure of the village and would change the character of the village.
Furthermore, rational detailed comment on the suitability of the sites was unachievable without being able to consider the density, infrastructure, type size and mix of housing as in the normal planning process.
The Parish Council has identified three potential sites which would be suitable for small developments which include affordable housing and would in total exceed the identified needs of the village. These were The Royal Hotel site, EN14M currently identified for employment use, and future use of the land occupied by the telephone exchange previously identified as PS20.