West Cumbria firm's housing plan is years out of date
Last updated at 20:24, Thursday, 16 August 2012
Harrington residents have called for a developer to resubmit its plans because some of its information is seven years out of date.
Flimby builder Thomas Armstrong has submitted an outline application for 80 houses off Main Road at High Harrington.
Assessments submitted with the application said: “There are a range of schools or colleges within an accessible walk from the centre of the site.
“Beckstone Primary School, Harrington Junior School and St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School can all be reached within a 12 to 13 minute walk of the development, Garth Infant School can be reached within a 17 to 18 minute walk from the site.”
However, Harrington junior and Garth infant schools closed in 2005 when they merged with Harrington infants to form Beckstone primary.
The old Garth School building was demolished last year.
A report from the firm also said there was a Post Office at Scaw Road – but that has also been closed for a number of years.
An Allerdale council spokeswoman said: “Any issues of concern regarding accuracy will be raised with the applicant as part of the application process.”
Thomas Armstrong Ltd declined to comment.
Glennys Wiggin, of Church Road, said: “The information in their report is completely wrong.
“We think they should do their plans again with the right information and take in the interests of people in Harrington, not just High Harrington.
“None of us here object to new homes; it is where there are sited and the problems they are going to cause.”
The council has received 12 letters of objection to the plans with most of them stating concern about traffic. Other concerns include damage to wildlife, over-capacity of the local school and drainage problems.
First published at 19:22, Thursday, 16 August 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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Do developers not think any one is going to read the planning reports..well someone did..disgusting that this should have passed the scrutiny of the developers and council..or did they turn a blind eye..no need for more houses at harrington the roads and SCHOOL wont take the extra traffic and kids..wish allerdale would listen to residents after all WE HAVE TO LIVE HERE..
The fact of the matter is that the information used to formulate the transport and amenities section of Thomas Armstrongs support plan is fundamentally flawed..ie using the 2001 census in 2012 is irresponsible and shows an unprofessional approach. This developement is going to affect Low Harrington and the main road area in an unacceptable manner..residents are furious at the lack of concern showed by the council and the developers for the amount of traffic disruption and confestion the new estates will cause.
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