Subject: Application for planning permission at ‘Top Meadow’ Flosh Meadows, Cleator
I attach an illustrative drawing which has been submitted on our behalf to Copeland Borough Council planning department, as part of a new application.
In response to the considerable number of local families continuing to show an interest in our self build site we consider the drawing shows a suitable area which can be considered an executive location for self build serviced plots.
We appreciate that most people we are informing of our plans, have in the past built their own homes close to Flosh Meadows and will understandably have considerable sympathy and support for others wishing to do the same. Additionally, we are continuing to add local builders and suppliers to our list which we will make available to plot purchasers. Flosh Meadows development will bring work and revenue into our locality benefitting our community, local businesses and churches etc.
We are in continual discussion with the Homes & Community Agency (HCA) who with the Self Build Portal and their still developing ‘Toolkit for Local Authorities planning departments’ are encouraging more house building and in our case ‘more self & custom build serviced plots’.
The above mentioned ‘Toolkit etc’ recommends amongst many other matters the use of ‘plot passports’ which gives advice on design and materials for self build.
Flosh Meadows Self Build site was initially designed with a substantial amount of today’s ‘Toolkit etc’ elements and we are in the process of conforming even more substantially.
Flosh Meadows ‘Top Meadow plots’ area is designed to reduce any overlooking of existing properties and especially the cemetery & grotto including a 10m “No Build” zone for such as garden sheds and similar from the cemetery boundary and will always exceed the separation distances from existing homes required by Copeland Borough Council. Top Meadow plot & home owners will also be expected to reduce all noise when the Grotto is being used for special occasions.
Indeed, all new family homes at Flosh Meadows, including Top Meadow are further away from the cemetery grounds than other homes that have been in place for a considerable number of years.
We would be happy to discuss our plans with you; please contact us by any means suitable to you.
Richard & Betty Mulholland
Note: we have updated the drawing for our web site to show relevant distances from cemetery & Grotto to new and existing houses, car park and hotel.