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Ridge

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Re: Honister Zip Wire proposal
« Reply #120 on: 14:30:38, 01/12/18 »

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April

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Re: Honister Zip Wire proposal
« Reply #121 on: 13:42:21, 03/12/18 »
Lets just hope this gets called in.  Fingers are crossed.

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Thanks Ridge for the contact details  O0

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Re: Honister Zip Wire proposal
« Reply #122 on: 19:34:31, 05/12/18 »
Readers will remember that I mentioned  that once planning permission has been granted an applicant can apply to vary the conditions attached to that permission to their advantage without the need to involve the planning committee again.  I have just come across a planning application that illustrates this neatly.  A company applied to build a solar farm in 2015.  This application was refused by the planning committee but approved on appeal in 2017. One of the conditions attached to the approval was that the site should only produce electricity for 30 years and after then the site was to be returned to its original condition within 6 months.  Now the company has submitted an application to vary the condition to extend the period to 40 years.  This application does not have to go before the planning committee.
Please keep an eye on the Honister application and be prepared to scream blue murder if the applicant tries the same trick - say adding an extra line - you still have the right to object but you may not be told of such an application but it must be published on the authority website.
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April

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Re: Honister Zip Wire proposal
« Reply #123 on: 12:23:36, 06/12/18 »
We are hoping it may not happen at all.

See the updates from Friends of the Lake District below
(from their website https://www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/current-planning-applications)

"Update 4th December 2018

We have been assured by the National Planning Casework Unit that the Lake District National Park Authority has agreed not to issue their decision notice on the Honister Zip Wire until the Secretary of State has confirmed whether or not he will call-in the application.

15th November 2018

Friends of the Lake District is concerned about the basis for the decision to approve an application for a Dual Purpose Aerial Wire at Honister Slate Mine, and has requested that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government “calls in” this application. This means we have asked that the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) is prevented from granting permission and for the application to be determined instead by the Secretary of State.

We have done this because we believe the decision was contrary to legislation relating to National Parks and to national and local planning policy. The Sandford Principle requires that in National Parks, where there is a conflict between economic and landscape interests, the requirement to conserve and enhance the landscape must be given greater weight. In coming to their decision, the LDNPA gave significant weight to the economic benefits of the proposal, but limited value was placed on the non-visual aspects of landscape character.

The decision was contrary to both the Authority’s own officer recommendations and Natural England’s objection on landscape impact grounds. The application has also been determined before a legally required assessment of the proposal’s impact on sites of international biodiversity importance has been concluded.

We await the Secretary of State’s decision on whether or not the application will be called-in. If he agrees to call-in the case, he will also confirm that an inquiry will be held and the decision will be reviewed by a Planning Inspector. If he decides not to call it in, we will work with other interested organisations to consider whether any other action can be taken.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust, ZipOff, the Open Spaces Society and CPRE all support our view and have also asked for the decision to be called in"
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Re: Honister Zip Wire proposal
« Reply #124 on: 12:41:16, 06/12/18 »
A glimmer of light there, April, thanks for posting.


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