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Fears Ulverston cabins would bring rowdiness, litter and pets

A PLAN to build two holiday log cabins has been rejected after planning chiefs decided it would disturb neighbours.

David Corrie and his wife had applied to build the two-bedroomed cabins on a former tennis court in the grounds of Salisbury House on the outskirts of Ulverston.

William Hudson told yesterday’s South Lakeland District Council planning committee meeting in Kendal that he and other neighbouring residents were opposing the application because they were worried it would invade their privacy.

Mr Hudson said he had concerns over rowdiness, pets, litter and potential threats to security and of theft.

He said: “(The log cabins) will interrupt this landscape and degrade the rural environment to locals and tourists.”

SLDC planning officer Kate Lawson told the meeting: “It would be difficult to argue it’s going to have an impact on the public perception of the wider landscape. I think the main issue is going to be the impact on the neighbours’ private property.

“I think the main impact would be additional noise and activity of people on holiday.

“It is a balanced decision and we consider it would be difficult to justify a refusal because there are mitigating works that can be done to overcome the issues that have been raised.”

But councillors voted against the officer’s recommendation.

Councillor David Williams told the meeting: “I propose we reject it on the grounds it will have a very detrimental effect on adjoining neighbours’ property.”

Councillor Alan Baverstock said: “I rather like log cabins – in the right place. I don’t think this is the right place. I find it rather tacky in this distinguished environment and I suspect it would set a rather unfortunate precedent.”

Councillor Sheila Eccles said: “I did note there was potential for extra screening.

“But it’s the noise and continual comings and goings of visitors and children and possibly dogs.

“I don’t think I would like it if I lived there and I’m not happy with that aspect of it.”

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thank god, not more log cabins!

Posted by Jack on 31 October 2010 at 18:16

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