Residents plan to appeal village boundary change
Last updated at 13:06, Monday, 21 March 2011
A VILLAGE has voted to oppose proposed boundary changes which could see 77 homes built.
Members of Kirkby Ireleth Parish Council voted to submit a counter-proposal to South Lakeland District Council.
The move follows a public consultation meeting about the proposed changes last Wednesday.
The parish council voted three to two to submit the counter proposal, which argued two of the three sites identified in Kirkby – a piece of land near the doctor's surgery and land near the old tennis courts – were not best suited for development.
Councillor Michael Slinger proposed an alternative plan that a large plot of land behind the village shop be designated as suitable to build houses on.
Cllr Slinger agreed that one of the plots identified in the plan, near the Burlington Inn pub, was suited for development.
The proposals were put forward, with an additional two amendments.
The first cited the figure of 77 homes to be built in Kirkby as a “grossly unbalanced” number. The district council say there is a need for 90 homes spread across Broughton, Great and Little Urswick, Greenodd and Kirkby.
The second amendment referred to “unethical development”.
Cllr Slinger said: “They should not be altering the boundary for development on what the landowners want to do, but what is best for the residents.”
But councillor Michael McPherson opposed the plans put forward by Cllr Slinger.
He proposed a plot of land close to Burlington School should be put forward as a preferred site as it could be used as a single site and any young children moving into the village would not have to cross the A595 to visit the shop or school.
Cllr McPherson's proposal was defeated by three votes to two.
If land deemed by the parish council to be unsuitable for development is put forward by South Lakeland District Council, members agreed to raise their concerns when the proposals go before an independent committee later in the year.
First published at 10:36, Saturday, 19 March 2011
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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