Subject: Application for planning permission at Flosh Meadows, Cleator
I attach an illustrative drawing which will be submitted to Copeland Borough Council planning department, as part of a new application.
We continue to receive requests for self build plots at Flosh Meadows, especially from local families.
The application land is substantially hidden from view from Jacktrees Rd and St Mary’s Grotto due to the site lower ground levels and existing substantial & to be improved hedges with new planting.
We are formally meeting and requesting support from Cleator Moor Town Council & St Mary’s church for this self build for local families application.
(we have used the following description on our earlier letter to you, we are leaving it in as it is still relevant)
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 ‘Top Meadow plots’ area was designed to reduce any overlooking of existing properties and especially the cemetery & grotto including a 10m “No Build” zone from the cemetery boundary for such as garden sheds and similar 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 and busy hotel car park 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