More objections to planning applications

Dynamo has objected to two planning applications currently in the pipeline:

Offices and factory on land off Imperial Road, Heysham – 18/00154/FUL

Dynamo (Lancaster & District Cycle Campaign) objects strongly to this application for the following reasons:

* This is a very large development with a total of 220 car parking spaces on site. All these extra car journeys will impact on cyclists who already use the A683 because there is currently no alternative route or decent cycle provision on that road.

* This is an office and factory development. Factories mean that there will be more HGVs on the A683 – hence more danger and DIScouragement to cycle.

* The developer offers precisely nothing towards sustainable transport measures yet expects the County Council and the public to cope with – and pick up the tab for – the extra traffic that the development will create.

* In its Transport Masterplan, the County Council commits itself to an off-road route between Lancaster and Heysham. Where is the funding for this route – or decent cycle lanes on the A683 – to come from if large developments like this don’t pay a penny towards improvements?

27 Dwellings on greenfield on Wyresdale Road – 18/00472/FUL

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Dynamo (Lancaster & District Cycle Campaign) objects to this application as there is no provision in the plans to encourage cycling to/from this new development. Indeed, given that the development will increase motorised traffic along this narrow road, it may even deter current cyclists from using it.

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About lancasterdynamo

Dynamo is a cycling group, established in 1994, to work with official bodies, other cycling organisations and interested individuals to promote cycling as a safe, enjoyable and healthy means of transport.
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