“Developers Charter” blasted by Tory chief

Leader of SLDC Conservative group says he stands by residents after Lib Dem’s pass a controversial Development Planning Document The Land Allocation Plan was labelled a “Developers Charter” because of the close work the Lib Dem administration of SLDC has done with developers, allocating greenfield sites before brown field sites…

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Westmorland and Lonsdale tops UK for Hospitality Employment

New research by the British Hospitality Association puts Westmorland and Lonsdale at the top of the UK in terms of Hospitality Employment The research also showed that the Hospitality and Tourism sector delivered more than a quarter of all jobs created since 2010 across the whole economy. Westmorland and Lonsdale has 21.2% of people…

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Ben asks SLDC to make win-win investment in first time buyers

South Lakeland District Council are being asked to consider investing £1million in a Local Authority Mortgage Scheme (LAMS) by 25 year old Councillor, Ben Berry. He cites his own problems of saving a deposit as inspiration for proposing the scheme. “There are so many hard working young people out there…

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Big changes to parking mean Lakes residents pay more

On January 30th SLDC cabinet will be considering significant changes to the way evening car parking charges will be handled in South Lakes. Basically, night time car parking charges will be scrapped. But only at the cost of car parks in the Lakes (Ambleside, Grasmere, Windermere and Bowness) having extended…

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Support for Honister Zip Wire gathers pace

Support for Honister Zip Wire gathers pace    Support for the Honister Zip Wire gathers pace as Councillor Ben Berry put forward a motion to South Lakeland District Council to formally support the application.   Even though the Mine and Visitor Attraction is outside of South Lakeland District Ben claimed…

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600th Affordable home opened in Windermere today

South Lakelands 600th affordable home was opened today by South Lakes Housing in Windermere  The home was part of a development at School Knott, a stones throw from Windermere’s recreation grounds, Queens Park. The houses will be socially rented to those on the waiting list through South Lakes Housing which…

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Its time to stand up for Business in South Lakes

Too many local politicians are business bashing in South Lakes.   Businessmen and women are always telling me of the feeling they get that Local Authorities and Politicians are working against business instead of with business, blocking or hindering them at every turn.   Recently I had a motion calling…

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