Longmeadow Lane Natland
Longmeadow Lane, Natland, Cumbria
Plans for approximately 55 houses and affordable units
Proposed Residential Development
Oakmere is considering the land off Longmeadow Lane for a housing development. There is the potential to build 55 homes of which 16 will be affordable. There is also the potential to provide, on land between the aqueduct and railway line, a large landscaped space which could have community use such as play area, games area, nature walk or community woodland or gardens.
As part of our consultation we seek the views of the community on the development and possible uses of the land beside the railway. We would like to take this opportunity for local people to let us know their concerns in order to fully understand the potential issues. All comments received will be treated in the strictest of confidence and will only be used by our consultants to understand any concerns. A special report will then be submitted together with the application, called the 'Statement of Community Involvement', which sets out how we have addressed the issues and concerns raised.
The scheme is still in the very early stages and therefore at this present time we do not have any detailed plans or proposal. Whilst we will be happy to answer questions if we can, we are simply seeking opinions and concerns at this stage, so we can better understand the site. We can offer to attend a local parish council meeting where we would be happy to answer any questions directly.
Why This Site?
There is a national shortage of new housing in South Lakeland with current supply at a historic low, and an urgent need for affordable homes for local people. Natland is considered a village suitable for some growth by SLDC, we accept this is not an allocated site and therefore there will be concerns about any potential development.
The Proposed Scheme (subject to planning)
The proposal would see a mix of dwelling types similar to other flagship developments by Oakmere in Kendal and Bolton-le-Sands. Emphasis is being placed on landscaping and new planting to help integrate this site into it's unique position. Oakmere will put forward a detailed plan showing how they will protect the existing character and enhance it with new planting and well-designed houses, as well as an area of land the community can enjoy and benefit from. Oakmere will also be looking to solve and drainage problems on the site with a detailed and specialised drainage plan.
A plan of the proposed Longmeadow Lane, Natland development can be seen here
Have Your Say
You are invited to comment on the plans to inform the outline planning submission. Please forward any comments or enquires to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Family Company Standing The Test Of Time
The roots of Oakmere reach back to 1981 and remains a privately-run family company, maintaining it's enduring desire for creating award winning affordable new homes, perfect for the modern family. As a local company, Oakmere prides itself on putting customers first and through extensive experience has learnt not only how to build great houses, but how to add those extra special touches to create wonderful homes and a sense of community in their developments. Below is an artist's impression of just one of the many sites which Oakmere has developed. This site is located on Coastal Road at Bolton-le-Sands. All Oakmere's schemes are designed to fit into the local area, using the best mix of materials and layouts, to add value and character to an area. Oakmere wants the local community to be a proud of our developments as we area.