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Volume 570: debated on Monday 11 November 2013

Speed Limit in Elterwater, Cumbria

I wish to present a petition on behalf of residents of Elterwater, in Cumbria, in the Lake district. The petitioners are particularly concerned about the speeding through the Lake district village of Elterwater.

The petition states:

The Petition of a resident of the UK,

Declares that the Petitioner believes that the current speed limit of 60mph in Elterwater, Cumbria, is hazardous for local residents.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to change the speed limit in the area to 20mph, and introduce traffic calming measures.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.


Housing Development off Hillside Close (Bozeat, Northamptonshire)

It is a great pleasure to present a petition from the residents of Bozeat in my constituency, where an outrageous planning application has been put in which would destroy the nature of the village. The lead petitioners are Graeme Sutherland, Denise Moth, Leo Knight and Lucy Gardiner.

The petition states:

To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.

The Humble Petition of the residents of Bozeat, Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas,


That the proposed housing development, application number WP/2013/0332 on the land off Hillside Close, Bozeat, is unacceptable because the scale and location of the development is out of character with the village and would extend the village boundary

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House urges the Department for Communities and Local Government, and the Borough Council of Wellingborough to work together to ensure that this development does not occur.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.