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.|