Allerdale policy S35 Protecting and Enhancing Biodiversity and Geodiversity
Maintain, and where appropriate enhance, conditions for priority habitats and species identified in the
Cumbria Landscape Character Toolkit (part 2)
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This explains Landscape character assessment is recognised as a key tool to support the shift to the ‘all landscapes matter’ approach. The landscape of the sheltered open space of Dovenby Hall Estate that is surrounded by a wildlife corridor of ancient woodland trees is a special if not unique landscape. The historic settings explained in MSport's own web pages (see below) describe clearly the significant historic setting of the landscape. The landscape would be scarred by so many new buildings and by the imposition of a totally inappropriate racing car track.
Natural England's response to planning application:
Date: 08 July 2014 Our ref: 124874 Your ref: 2/2014/0350
Natural England does not provided advice on non-statutory sites, as the proposal is affecting a County Wildlife Site, in the first instance we recommend advice be sought from Cumbria Wildlife Trust.
Cumbria Wildlife Trust created with / for Cumbria & Allerdale the
(Cumbria Biodiversity Partnership, c/o Cumbria Wildlife Trust)
The importance of Dovenby Hall estate is shown in
SEE PAGE 48 Dovenby is listed as a site of importance to Biodiversity.
This document defines how inappropriate the development would be
Policy S25 Sports, Leisure and Open Space
Development proposals that will result in the loss of open space, sports and recreational facilities will not be permitted (we want to use the cricket pitch!)
Cumbria's ROWIP has a supporting strategy, called the 'Cumbria Countryside Access Strategy
Villagers had permission to go through the estate when it was a hospital, I used to go through almost every day. A permissive path around the perimeter should be arranged as part of this plan.