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LOWER ALLITHWAITE PARISH COUNCIL

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Parish of Lower Allithwaite

Planning

Land to the north of Haggs Lane and east of Aynsome road ON26,RN15, and R689

R689 4.45 hectares providing  100 houses 
RN15 1.99 hectares providing 54 houses

Description
Greenfield This available site was identified as a category 1 development opportunity in the Gillespies Study, meaning that the consultants undertaking the study scored it high for sustainability and high for deliverability. RN15 is a Greenfield This site was newly proposed following publication of the initial discussionpaper. It has not been identified in either the SHLAA or the Gillespies Study as having potential for housing land. According to the findings of the SFRA they are located in a low probability flood risk area  However, consultation feedback has raised concerns over development in this location. Particular concerns have been expressed relating to the scale of the site, access arrangements and impact on heritage and the landscape.

RN689 No specific constraints identified Hampsfield Fell forms the ridge line that defines Cartmel. At Pit Farm the road rises steeply, with Morecambe Bay limestone outcrops exposed whilst rising to the ridge. As the site is hidden on two sides by existing development, although the land does crest slightly, the visual impact of development on this site will be low. Access off Orchard Close TA/TP required, it is unclear from the plans how the site is proposed to be accessed Holker Hall ownership ofsite Good – relatively largesite. Setting likely to add value Site identified in the Employment and Housing Land Search Study ON26 13.68 ha / Open Space – sports facilities and community uses and residential

• Proposed by Holker Estates who own the land represented by Higham and Co. Site includes opportunity for additional access into the south from the south east. Supporting planning statement accompanies the proposal. Site to be developed in conjunction with RN217 – this part of the site to be proposed for residential. A sports hub could be incorporated  into the design to enable the relocation of the cricket and football clubs with a pavilion and modern changing facilities. There could also be the potential for a coach park to reduce traffic passing through Cartmel village on race days. In addition any future development would provide high quality public open space.

Site visit
Confirmed local concerns above. This site is of a scale that is too large for Cartmel and development here would have significant impacts on the character of the village, traffic volumes and on the landscape, including views of and from Cartmel Fell and beyond, Hampsfell and the listed tower and hospice on Hampsfell. Access to the site would have to be gained through Orchard Close, which would require the removal of private parking for residents of Orchard Close; through the field between the current development boundary and access track to Pit Farm to SE of site OR through
What was said at the last consultation about this area in general

• Support from landowner Holker Estates (David Coates Associates)
• Too large for size of settlement (R689)
• Access onto a busy road
  Limited support
• Support from Cartmel Cricket and Football club members (via Higham and Co) for new sports pitches here as part of a wider scheme
• Impact on heritage and landscape (Lower Allithwaite Parish Council)
• Impact on visual amenity, very prominent site
• Increase flooding
• Loss of good agricultural land

What the development officers' research produced
 Even if only part of this site is proposed it still doesn't seem to take into account the historic form and existing scale of the village. Careful consideration will be needed for the density, siting and design to fit in with the historic village scape and the wider landscape. (CCC July 2010)
No concerns, feasible site (National Grid July 2010)
Unfeasible, network overloaded (UU July 2010)
Flood zone 1. Clogger Beck has an historic flooding problem (EA July 2010)
Possible flood history (SLDC Enviro. Protection, Sept. 2010)

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Land along Allithwaite rd RN148 and RN171

RN148 0.16 hectares could yield  5 dwellings   RN171 0.28 hectares could yield 8 dwellings

As both sites are below 0.3 hectares they have not been fully researched.

Description
This site was newly proposed following publication of the initial discussion paper. It has not been identified in either the SHLAA or the Gillespies Study ashaving potential for housing land. It is well outside Cartmel’s settlement boundary but is within walking distance of the village’s services and facilities.

Site Visit:
Although it would reflect similar development on the opposite side of the road, development here would constitute linear development extending out into open countryside away from the village and would remove the staggered entrance to the village which contributes to the rural feel of the settlement.
The land here is also rising and any development even on a small scale in this location would have localised but significant landscape impacts.

Site visit:
It is well outside Cartmel’s settlement boundary but is within walking distance of the village’s services and facilities. However, it would constitute linear development extending out into open countryside away from the village.

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