520 object to plans for housing estate in Carlisle village
Last updated at 12:24, Tuesday, 08 January 2013
MORE than 520 people have signed a petition opposing plans for a housing development at Dalston.
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Some fourteen years ago dairy farming was starting to become unviable from a profits perspective.One day I met a young man who advised me to start buying buy-to-let properties to diversify my business,this man was Fred Storey.After considering Freds advice,I then started out as a social housing landlord.I can honestly say that Fred Storey is one of the most decent,astute business men that I have ever met.I now own several houses that were either built or renovated by Fred.I can honestly say that Freds high building standards are staggering and his staff are some of the most polite lads that you could ever wish to converse with.This proposed developement will be amazing for the long-term prosperity of Dalston.I will be buying a few from Fred myself.Well done Fred!
Sorry, Brian (8th January) - you've got it wrong about density. The overall site in question is 5.4 hectares, not 6.5 as you claim. (Look at the planning application.) Of that 5.4, about 1.6 cannot be built on because it lies within the blast zone of the nearby fuel depot (even though the developer kindly puts the edge of the blast zone literally within inches of the outlying properties). That leaves about 3.8 hectares for 128 dwellings. Given also that within this cramped area the great majority of units are 5, 4 and 3 bedroom ones, the density of occupation of the site is intensified. HIGH density for a village as opposed to an urban setting! (Caps for your benefit, not Expat Marra's.)
If 130 houses are to be built on a plot the size of the one at Dalston you would be lucky if you can fit a paddling pool in one of the gardens.