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Friday, 25 April 2014

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Ulverston homes plan to be debated

A CONTROVERSIAL planning document, which could see hundreds of homes built on green spaces in Ulverston, will be debated at a meeting this week.

SLDC councillors will decide whether or not to adopt its land allocation plan which will provide a framework for planning in the area until 2025.

The full council will meet at 4.45pm at South Lakeland House in Kendal on Tuesday.

There will be an opportunity for members of the public to raise points and ask questions.

During the consultation phase for the document, hundreds of Ulverston residents raised concerns that the 15-year strategy was unsuitable for the area with increased traffic along the A590, the main arterial route into Barrow, a prime concern.

Cllr James Airey, who represents Low Furness, has already pledged to vote against adopting the plan.

The document was reviewed by Simon Berkeley, a government appointed independent planning inspector.

His report, which recommended a number of modifications to the plan, was recevied by SLDC on November 14.

Councillors must decide whether to accept the inspectors modifications and adopt the plan in it’s entirety, or reject it all together.

They will not be able to adopt it in part or suggest any modifications.

The land allocation plan, which has taken planning officers years to put together, designates land which could be developed in order to meet the districts housing and employment needs.

The document envisages 1,247 homes in Ulverston; 277 in Broughton, Urswick, Greenodd, Kirkby and Swarthmoor; 507 in Grange, and 223 in Cartmel, Cark, Flookburgh and Allithwaite, with the rest falling to the east of the district, including Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale and Milnthorpe.

Have your say

I own plenty of acres of land Allocations and green feilds
In Ulverston/bardsea area that I'd be willing to sell to a developer and
Then I can sit back and enjoy the financial riches it will bring to me in
The years ahead! Just like the local farmers who are sitting on green field
Sites anxiously waiting for the green light to turn the into development sites.

Posted by John Solomon Fisher on 16 December 2013 at 07:28

Surely this debate should take place in ULverston!

Posted by concerned on 15 December 2013 at 19:40

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