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Public Inquiry Underway

08/06/2013
The Public Inquiry is underway

The Public Inquiry is underway

Castle Green Hotel, Kendal. On Thursday June 6, members of the Key Supporters’ group made representations at the public inquiry.

Jack Ellerby of Friends of The Lake District raised the important point, amongst others, that visitors would help maintain the services that residents enjoy, Martin Lightburn spoke pursuasively about issues of importance as a farmer – benefits regarding assistance with applications and follow-up with Higher Land Stewardship, Charles Paxton represented Sleagill Parish Meeting summarising key points from their detailed 24 page representation document, reiterating desirability of inclusion, outlining opportunities for access for visitors and the many points of interest in the northern boundary extension. Frank Nettle of Gt. Asby spoke passionately about the importance of improved protection in our area’s limestone landscape.

The Inspector had walked the area, seen orchids, the fantastic views and some of the historic features of cultural importance from the heights at Threaplands.

tranquil riparian habitat in the area proposed for addition at the northern tip of the extension.

tranquil riparian habitat in the area proposed for addition at the northern tip of the extension.

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