Holiday village plan for historic South Cumbria site
Last updated at 12:52, Thursday, 20 February 2014
A COMMUNITY is being called to an open day to discuss plans to develop land around one of Cumbria’s leading historic industrial sites.
The holiday village proposal at Backbarrow’s former ironworks, near the southern tip of Windermere, includes more than 30 apartments, shop and cycle hire.
With a rich history dating back to 1711, the Scheduled Ancient Monument would be incorporated as a heritage exhibition site.
Outline proposals are now with the Lake District National Park. Planner Ben Long explained it was important to let people living in the surrounding areas see the preliminary scheme and layout options.
He said: “This is such a crucial location, one of England’s most ‘at-risk’ industrial sites, and current owners Investec Bank are seeking ways of bringing it back into viable use.
“Permission was granted in 2002 for a mixed residential and work use, including measures to conserve the ironworks. While substantially built, it was never finished or occupied.
“Local housing was subsequently approved in 2011, but never progressed. To safeguard the site, current owners are now looking for a scheme which offers a better return in terms of capital and revenue.”
Planners will be looking at a raft of issues in determining the application, including the deteriorating condition of the ironworks, the effect on Backbarrow, potential economic benefits, traffic, flood risk and access.
The open day is being held at Leven Valley Primary School between 3pm and 7pm next Thursday. National park planners and developer’s representatives will be on hand to help with queries.
First published at 12:43, Thursday, 20 February 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
Have your say
Be the first to comment on this article!
Make your comment
- Tributes to ‘lovely’ and ‘kind’ Barrow dad who died suddenly (1 comment)
- New Barrow fast food outlet store set to open for business
- Sir David Attenborough is top of class with young Barrow fans
- Family and friends pay tribute to man found dead in Windermere
- South Cumbria man who attacked girlfriend and his dad spared jail term
- Exposure to asbestos blamed for former Ulverston mechanic’s death
- Calendar will boost fund and raise awareness of childhood disabilities
- ‘Several buyers’ interested in Walney pub
- Barrow burglar admits stealing car in Ulverston
- ‘I’ll smash your face in’ – Dalton man threatens retirement home resident
- Furness Select secure win over Barrow AFC
- Walney Central lose Cumbria Cup final
- Barrow AFC boss ready for first test of pre-season
- Barrow Raiders coach excited about pathway plan launch
- Amateur aces ready for Barrow AFC challenge
- Haverigg's Higson hope
- Newly-wed Mark knows final appearance makes Cents
- Furness have the edge in Twenty20
- Barrow AFC face tough start to their National League campaign
- Barrow Raiders packman Jones joins Rochdale Hornets
- WEDDING ALBUM: Katie Anne Hillman and Christopher Michael Low
- Boxing Star to inspire females in Barrow through Olympic and Paralympic legacy project
- WEDDING ALBUM: Sharna Forsyth and James Tyson
- TRAVEL REVIEW: Venice
- FOOD REVIEW: Punchbowl, Crosthwaite
- Time to forge better deal within the EU
- FOOD REVIEW: The Crown, North Scale, Walney
- TRAVEL REVIEW: Bali
- Toddler fights back from heart surgery
- Garden no safe place for birds
Visit our websites for...
F. Dickinson footwear
Homes and gardens 22
To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code
|Evening Mail Going Out|