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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

White Moss Common plan refused! Great News!

The Lake District National Park planning committee has today turned down the application to build a "Welcome Hub" on White Moss Common.

The plan was the idea of the Lowther Estate who manage the land, and was actually supported by the LDNP planning officer, but the committee rejected it by 12 votes to 2.

We are very, very happy, not just because this lovely area (White Moss) is right on our doorstep at White Moss House ( the name's a bit of a giveaway), but because this would have set a precedent . There has been no new building ( apart from a very small toilet block ) anywhere in this area for generations. We have to protect this area for future generations.

Something very special has been preserved today. Our voices have been heard. I think we might have a glass of something to celebrate tonight. Trying to channel "What Would Wordsworth Do?" see Polly Atkin's brilliant blog on this by clicking here. Possibly a glass of claret?

Here a picture of the area on a winter's day. The "Hub" would have been on the left of this picture.

The beautiful, unspoilt White Moss and River Rothay on a winter's day. Saved today. Thank you.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Save White Moss Common- last chance to email today

If you dislike the proposed reinvention of White Moss Common as a "Welcome Hub" with new opportunities for visitors to spend yet more money whilst parking their cars to enjoy the wonderful walks -

you have one last chance to object.

You can email the LDNPA today before the meeting tomorrow (5 November).

The reference that you need, and the email details are in yesterday's blog.

Essential reading is Polly Atkin's blog- What Would Wordsworth Do? which you can find here.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Last chance to express your views on proposed building at White Moss

The Lowther Estate has submitted a plan to build a "Welcome Hub" on White Moss.

You can read all about it here. 

If you feel, as we and every local person we have spoken to feels, that this is totally inappropriate then please email the Lake District National Park Authority by Tuesday 4 November.

The planning meeting which will make this crucial decision is on 5 November.

You need to quote the planning application reference 7/2014/5399. You can see the plans by searching the LDNPA website and inputting this reference.

Their email is

Thank you .


Saturday, 1 November 2014

Hallowe'en Pumpkins at Brockstone Grasmere Holiday Cottage

 When our guests checked out after their week at our cottage, they left these on the table  to greet us.

That's Rydal Water in the background by the way- lovely view for pumpkins.