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Volume 536: debated on Thursday 24 November 2011

Proposed Development on Coastal Road, Bolton-le-Sands (Lancashire)

This petition is about the granting of planning permission to an unwanted development in Bolton-le-Sands. It is signed by 1,036 people.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of Bolton-le-Sands and others,

Declares that the Petitioners are opposed to planning application 10/00830/0UT, relating to a proposed development on Coastal Road, Bolton-le-Sands, as the Petitioners believe that there is no demand for any further development in the area as many properties are not fully occupied and many are already on the market; that there are insufficient employment opportunities in the area for any incoming inhabitants; that there is insufficient space in local schools for incoming children; that there will be increased pressure on what the Petitioners believe are already overstretched local NHS services; that the development will change the character of the area, with a detrimental impact on the landscape and residential amenities, including causing the loss of open spaces that enhance the quality of life of everyone in the area; that the development will cause a loss of grazing land and essential hedgerow habitats; that the development presents a risk to the canal and species in the canal ecosystem; that the development will result in the joining up of the villages of Bolton-le-Sands and Hest Bank and that there will be an increase in vehicular traffic on already busy roads, particularly on Coastal Road which has seen numerous accidents in recent years.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to use any means possible to overturn the decision of Lancaster City Council to approve the development on Coastal Road, Bolton-le-Sands.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.