Author Topic: Gateway Development for the Lake District  (Read 1013 times)

ninthace

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Gateway Development for the Lake District
« on: 14:44:17, 26/07/19 »
Good news for shopoholics who want a fix in the Lakes, not so sure for the rest of us.
https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2019/07/22/group-including-national-trust-plans-windermere-lakeland-gateway-development
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Bigfoot_Mike

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Re: Gateway Development for the Lake District
« Reply #1 on: 15:45:34, 26/07/19 »
I particularly like the thought that they intend to ‘...transform steeply sloping land’. I trust that they will soon extend this benefit across the complete Lake District, so as to improve access and greatly increase the number of visitors. The scheme could then be adopted in Snowdonia and the Highlands.

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Re: Gateway Development for the Lake District
« Reply #2 on: 16:03:02, 26/07/19 »
Well.... on one hand the area is already built up - I assume this is the area round the existing station and Lakeland office and shop?  However, I fail to understand how a shopping and housing development will create a "sense of arrival" in a beautiful part of the world.  Personally I always seem to achieve my sense of arrival by actually arriving at my destination.


Having said that, affordable housing for locals is needed if the park is not to turn into an area of second homes.  I note that the "transport hub" idea is not explained - what sort of transport?  Improved buses (I'm joking of course - this seems a far fetched idea), or a ski lift to Hawkshead (I hope I'm joking).  I think this needs to be fleshed out before any conclusions can be drawn, but, like many on here, I tend to treat anything LDNPA does with deep suspicion.

Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: Gateway Development for the Lake District
« Reply #3 on: 12:05:57, 27/07/19 »
However good the intentions of a new housing complex, even adjacent to a railway station, its very location overlooking one of Lakelands most beautifully lakes, would almost guarantee their property value would be beyond the means of most locals.
Their very location will ensure few local residents could afford them, and it would be out of the question to stipulate that only local residents paying council tax or rent, could purchase them.


What does the term affordable mean, in one of the most popular areas of the Lakes.?


 Affordable housing in the SE of England would almost guarantee the average person on the average salary of around £30k a year, would have little or no chance of being able to afford one.


Property in Lakeland, is often just as expensive as areas of the SE of England, simply because there are people living away, with the financial means to buy them.


Building affordable housing is one thing, but there is no real concept of an affordable house in one of Englands most popular tourist destinations.


How many of the locals are earning the national average of £30,000 a year, not that many.
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richardh1905

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Re: Gateway Development for the Lake District
« Reply #4 on: 08:57:38, 29/07/19 »

A wedge of land between the railway line and the A591 - as good a place as anywhere for a shopping mall (House of Bruar on the A9 springs to mind). I suppose it will provide quite a few jobs.


Wild horses wouldn't drag me in there, mind.

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Re: Gateway Development for the Lake District
« Reply #5 on: 09:44:58, 29/07/19 »
and it would be out of the question to stipulate that only local residents paying council tax or rent, could purchase them.
Why out of the question? It is called a local occupancy clause and most new builds or conversions in the Lakes are subject to them
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Re: Gateway Development for the Lake District
« Reply #6 on: 11:01:24, 29/07/19 »
Indeed, Ridge. As someone who is moving into South Cumbria from outwith the area I am well aware of Local Occupancy Clauses!


..but I do approve of the principle.  :)

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Re: Gateway Development for the Lake District
« Reply #7 on: 13:26:26, 29/07/19 »
Why out of the question? It is called a local occupancy clause and most new builds or conversions in the Lakes are subject to them


Surely you weren't expecting DA to do some research and quote facts?  ;D


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