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Friday, 18 April 2014

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Call to support protest against more housing in West Cumbrian village

Protestors are urging Dearham villagers to turn out in force later this month to show opposition to a planned 114-home estate development at Newlands Park.

Allerdale council’s development panel will consider the application from Persimmon Homes on Tuesday, May 14, at 1pm in the Wave Centre, Maryport.

Residents fear that the village’s roads, drains and sewers cannot take any more.

A public meeting, which was called at short notice last month, saw more than 100 people crowd into the village hall to voice their protest. One of their main concerns was that Dearham Primary School was already full.

The school has lodged an objection on the grounds that the application takes no notice of the fact that nursery, year one, year five and year six are already full and other classes are nearing capacity.

The school has also objected on the grounds of highway issues.

Sam Kidd, headteacher, said the school has already reported seven accidents to police in the past year.

Shirley Tweedie, of Newlands Park, who is one of the protestors, urged as many as possible to turn up to the panel meeting.

Have your say

The drains are over flowing as it is, rumours abound say the sewers can not take any more. If the anger of the villagers is anything to go by I can envisage thousands tuning out for this one.

Posted by asylum seeker on 9 May 2013 at 10:40

What a load of Rubbish allow the build , god the village needs new property, The sky wont fall in, the schools will cope, and the drains will be fine. Maybe its the school that needs to grow, the developers are charged by the council for impact so use the cash to benefit all the people families will come and go and so will volume of children. Do the right thing support the build.

Posted by Graeme on 4 May 2013 at 22:16

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