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Save our Trees! Oppose the Current Planning Application for Luneside East

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Please oppose Persimmon Homes' planning application (13/01200/REM) for 170 houses on Luneside East

because it includes

  1. - removal of the mature trees and embankment on Long Marsh Lane which offer visual amenity benefits to the residents and act as a green corridor linking the river to the meadow areas near the castle
  2. - direct vehicle access on to Long Marsh Lane which is intended as a cycle link between the riverside, the local area and city
  3. - has no public open green space and children's play area for new or existing residents of the area

The Lancaster City Council Planning Dept has consulted with the local community for 16 years regarding re-development of the Luneside East site.

At all stages of consultation, the local community were promised retention of the embankment and trees, no vehicular access to Long Marsh Lane and public open green space and children's play area as part of the plan.

This planning application ignores all these points.

Persimmon Homes have declined to consult the local community.

The local community is broadly supportive of the regeneration of this brownfield site but were promised that all the existing green areas were to be retained.

We oppose the direct access of vehicles onto Long Marsh Lane due to narrow nature of the lane and the use of this road as a vital link in the local cycle path network.

Luneside East was meant to offer recreational opportunities for existing residents of the area as well as new residents of the development. By not including any green space or park, the Council's own Development Brief and Recreation Policy are not being adhered to.

Luneside East was supposed to be a "new quarter" for Lancaster with a sustainable mixed development, and opportunities for employment and tourism. Persimmon's application is housing sprawl with no infrastructure and clearly puts profits before people or environment.

Come on Lancaster City Council, you can do better than this!

On 24th April, the City Council postponed consideration of the application, pending "significant amendments" relating to the trees, provision of open space, highways, affordable housing and design and materials.

This planning application is now expected to come before Lancaster City Council Planning Committee on Monday 23rd June.

Watch our news updates for further information.

Whilst we await news on the revised plans, please keep signing!



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