Objection to planning application in Hornby

Dynamo has objected to the latest planning application in Hornby – 76 houses plus a medical practice, reference number 18/01165/HYB.  This is a revamp of planning application 17/01142/FUL.  Dynamo’s response remains the same:

This appears to be application 17/01142 re-submitted with the sweetener of a proposed medical practice included. Even if this medical practice building is guaranteed and viable, Dynamo’s response would be the same as last time, namely:

Dynamo objects to this planning application because there is no provision for safe cycle access to the development. Section 3.3 of the Transport Statement states the “The site can . . . be considered as being accessible by cycle” because you can cycle to Grimsby on National Cycle route 69. It gives no thought to where people might NEED to cycle to; this is most likely going to be Lancaster or Kirkby Lonsdale. You have the option of the fast and busy A683 or the scenic but decidedly challenging road through Gressingham and Aughton.

Policy DM 20 of Lancaster City Council’s Development Plan (Sept 2015) states: “Proposals should minimise the need to travel, particularly by private car and maximise the opportunities for the use of walking, cycling and public transport.”

Any development in Hornby or Wray should there provide funding for the extension of the Lune shared-use path from Lancaster, which currently ends at Bull Beck. It’s direct, it’s flat, it takes people somewhere with employment, shops and schools . . . and it’s a good deal closer than “Grimsby, via Settle, Skipton, Cullingworth, Huddersfield, Horbury, Pontefract, Althorpe and Caistor” (section 3.3.3).


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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