Story Homes Development at Strawberry How

 

 

Dear resident

The Sustainable Cockermouth group are concerned in relation to the above application and are seeking your support. An objection letter is below for you to copy and paste, complete and send/drop to locations below. If there is more than one person that would like to register an objection please email jim.hully@btopenworld.com to request further copies. Or copy and paste letter into comments area at the link below, adding/removing reasons as you feel appropriate.

Please send your letters to:-

Steve Robinson, Allerdale Planning Dept, Allerdale House, Workington CA14 3YJ,

or

Drop off at Cockermouth Town Hall Market St, Cockermouth CA13 9NP. Deadline for drop off is 25.7.14. Deadline for objections at the planning dept are 27.7.14. Full details of the planning application can be found on http://planning.allerdale.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=116339

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Your Ref 2/2014/0381                                                   Name

Address

Strawberry How proposed development

OBJECTION

Dear Sir

I would like to register an objection to the above planning application, for the following reasons: –

  •  According to housing needs analysis for Cockermouth there is already enough available and agreed developments/houses  to fulfil the towns needs for the next 10 years.
  • The proposed development does not define ‘affordable’.
  • The level of proposed 2 bedroom properties is too low to meet needs.  But 1 bedroom properties are what are most needed in the town.
  • The land is the Tom Rudd beck’s flood plain and there have been regular very substantial floods (including the 2009 floods) on this land. Development here will exacerbate this and may cause problems down stream.
  • Local services (e.g. schools, dentists G P’s, various businesses) are struggling to, or unable to, adequately meet current population needs. An increase in population will result in them becoming dysfunctional and access to essential services will become significantly more difficult.
  • The Development will destroy the natural environment, wild life habitat and recreational activities.
  • This development will increase the town’s traffic problems. Particularly access to and from the East side of town
  • The Developers traffic surveys are inadequate and don’t show the real traffic picture in the town.
  • It will also become more problematic for pedestrians to cross roads at key places in Cockermouth.
  • There is going to be conflicts of use, creating risks for foot and cycle traffic along Strawberry How road, especially as this is part of a national cycle route and well used.
  • Local employment will not increase. Any employment there may be will only be short term.
  • ‘Secondary’ employment from the project is not going to occur as claimed.
  • Loss of Cockermouth’s history as site has a Medieval Village under it.
  • Worries over the capacity of both Primary schools and the Secondary School in the town.
  • There maybe Secondary School catchment area changes, leading to areas of Cockermouth town that are further away and surrounding Villages, not able to get children into the school
  • The Cemetery will not be able to be expanded, so where will Cockermouth people be buried in the future.

 

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