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Refuse planning permission for building houses on land near Furness Abbey

It is very important because this land is adjacent to the perimeter wall of Furness Abbey precinct on green belt land in an already congested area with three schools and housing close by. The development would increase traffic in an historically significant area, creating more congestion and higher usage in a small country lane which runs past a vulnerable historic Grade 1 Listed building which is already undergoing significant repair and conservation. Additional housing would increase problems of flooding and drainage which is already prevalent in the area. The aesthetic and environmental damage would be far reaching. Archaeological evidence would be at risk and could be lost without a complete survey-which would be unlikely as such investigations are time limited when done as part of building work. The integrity of the site would be compromised and any future developments to the heritage site would be affected and limited by such a proposal. This is a treasure of national note and importance and the abbey perimeter wall would be obscured by modern housing and its value degraded

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    Charles Wilton

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