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Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Traffic and flooding fears over more Ulverston homes

CONCERNED residents have warned of traffic chaos and flooding risks if more land in Ulverston is turned over to developers.

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safety concerns Houses being built in Union Lane, in Ulverston. Campaigners such as Dr Geoff Dellow, right, are against plans for further homes adjoining the building site HARRY ATKINSON REF: 50052751B000

Campaigners are objecting to South Lakeland’s District Council’s decision to include a popular green space near Mowing’s Lane on its land allocation development plan.

If a developer were to secure planning permission, it could mean an additional 44 homes in the area.

The fields adjoin a plot of land off Union Lane where Persimmon Homes is already building 26 houses.

And Dr Geoff Dellow, who opposed the Persimmon development, believes additional traffic from 44 more homes will cause problems on the blind corner at the junction of Stanley Street and Union Lane.

Dr Dellow said: “One of the children in this lane could easily get killed if we do nothing.”

A spokeswoman for SLDC said that the land allocation plan was still under review and had not yet been finalised. A statement said: “Following earlier public consultations, the document is currently the subject of independent examination by an inspector appointed by the secretary of state.

“SLDC is currently carrying out a six-week consultation that ends on Thursday September 5.”

Helen Irving, SLDC councillor for Ulverston North said she was against any further development of the area: “Additional housing around here would be horrendous. Where is all the flood water going to go?”

Resident with concerns about the proposal should email: development plans@southlakeland.gov.uk before the September 5 deadline.

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