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Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Village outcry over new homes plan

CONCERNED Ennerdale residents are objecting to a new housing development which they say will increase the size of the village by nearly a quarter.

Persimmon Homes is proposing to build 22 new homes, including 11 four-bedroom and 11 five-bedroom properties on Vicarage Lane.

A public meeting was held on Monday night as Persimmon’s planning application came too late to the previous Ennerdale and Kinniside Parish Council meeting for a view to be formed. Subsequently, local people were invited along to give their opinions.

David Smith, clerk to Ennerdale and Kinniside Parish Council, said: “The meeting attracted over 40 local residents, none of whom supported the Persimmon’s proposal.

“There was a lot of unhappiness at the meeting about this proposal to increase the number of houses in the village by nearly 25 per cent.

“The parish council will now be putting together a comprehensive objection to the proposal and I would expect there to be 25 to 30 similar objections submitted by local people.”

Persimmon Homes has applied to Copeland Council for permission to build the houses and associated infrastructure.

THE Mill, Ennerdale, is up for sale for £400,000.

The derelict small holding comes with 23 acres and planning permission for conversion. Originally built in 1876, The Mill is attached to a further stone barn and both are in need of restoration and re-building. All the natural materials remain including the original stone, roof slates and the original Mill Stone. For further information go to www.zoopla.co.uk

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The progress of the UK is being held back by nimbys.
They've had it good, but now they don't want anyone else to join them.
And we're all paying for it.

Posted by KK on 30 January 2014 at 09:05

just another case of "not in my back yard" by the ageing population

Posted by local on 28 January 2014 at 13:11

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