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Friday, 25 July 2014

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Meeting to be held over plans for new Cockermouth homes

A special meeting will be held in Cockermouth about plans for more than 300 homes in the town.

Story Homes has lodged a planning application for 96 homes, which also includes an outline application for a further 224 homes, for land off Strawberry How Road.

Cockermouth Town Council heard from clerk Sheila Brown, who said the application had sparked a lot of interest from townsfolk.

Councillor Alan Smith said: “We should have a special meeting. It’s going to have such a big influence on All Saints ward. There has been a lot of anger about this application.”

Councillors agreed that the application merited a special meeting, on a date to be agreed.

Have your say

I really hope the councillors listen to the valid concerns voiced by so many people. This development will not benefit Cockermouth, creating extra pressure on services, traffic problems and the loss of a green recreation space and productive farmland.

Posted by George on 26 June 2014 at 17:18

Their were a number of meetings held and a number of plan proposals shown in Kirgate. Very few turned up and they were poorly advertised. To top it off the public were not allowed to voice their opinion. Why cant you just acknowledge the fact that no one wants this!! As for affordable living?? Its bull. This whole thing is a joke! No one wants this!! There is the largest percentage of derelict abandon homes between Cockermouth and Maryport, why don't we do something with them! This is just an awful idea that will be forced on us, all opinions against this plan will be railroaded and it will go ahead.

Posted by Charlotte on 25 June 2014 at 13:11

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