UPDATE Tuesday, 12th June: the petition’s reached 88 signatures since Friday- please do keep sharing the link!
Please sign by clicking the link below and add your signature to the petition page -to keep it growing, it will help to share it further on Facebook, other social media and by email with other interested people!
Still time to object!
Although we’re past the published cut-off date of 31st May for the consultation period for phase 2, Kelly Hampson at Allerdale Borough Council Planning Office states that all submitted comments will be taken until the public hearing. However, given the nature of public consultation websites, the ability to post objections may cease given that the ‘official date’ has elapsed; so we’ve opened up another way to object to Phase 2 of Strawberry How- an online petition, here: https://bit.ly/2sE7g9k .
At the time of writing, the Highways Agency has yet to submit their report. It’s the final report needed to complete the consultation process, and no final decision can be made without it. Also, Allerdale councillor Christine Smith has called in the application over flooding and other concerns, and so the development will have to be considered by the council’s development panel before anything else may happen.
The time left to object is extended by an as yet unknown period–
Open to all affected by Phase 2
The new petition aims to gain all objections of people who are affected by Phase 2- especially those who don’t normally take part in consultations and council issues. Many feel that their opinion doesn’t matter, or are put off by official procedures and the time involved in lodging an objection, and so many haven’t taken part so far. But shared action by crowds of objectors could make a difference!
The petition covers the key issues that submitted council objections are based on. Please feel free to add comments (and hopefully messages of support) on the Change.org petition page…
Ultimately, it will be delivered to Sara Brook, Allerdale council’s senior planning officer assigned to this planning application to deliver to the council.
We might not have much time to act, but this could be a highly effective way to show popular opinion towards Phase 2 of Strawberry How, if people sign and then share this widely with friends, social groups and family.
Myself, I started an online petition against plastic straws with the lobbying group, 38 Degrees several months ago. I was staggered to discover it gained 220, 000 signatures some weeks later. With that in mind, I think it’s definitely worth a try!