Longtown - Cumbria County Council

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Longtown - Cumbria County Council
Longtown: what and when?
• Consultation outcome
• What we’re proposing
• How long will it take?
• Questions from the forum
A partnership project between
Arthuret
Parish
Council
Public consultation: a quick recap
• 9 month consultation process
• 3 forum meetings, monthly steering group,
discussion packs, 4 newsletters, website (over
2000 hits), public vote (text messages, online,
postal)…
• Hundreds of people commented and voted
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Arthuret
Parish
Council
Public consultation: the outcome
• Final count – 301 local people voted
• 82 text votes, 44 online, 175 post/ballot box
35
32
29
30
27
% of vote
25
20
68% voted
for change
20
15
10
5
2
0
Basic
Children's and
community hubs
Central hub
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Training/business
None of them
Arthuret
Parish
Council
Public consultation: the outcome
• Not one clear preference amongst voters
• Community Trustees voted to stay in current
location
• County council agrees demolition of school
buildings
• Councils try to come up with solution reflects
the wide variety of views…
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Arthuret
Parish
Council
New plan for Longtown development…
• Lochinvar site:
– New children’s centre and nursery
– New customer contact centre
– New play areas
– New car parking
– Refurbished library
– New park and pedestrian areas
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Arthuret
Parish
Council
New plan for Longtown development…
• Parish fields site:
– New full-size football pitch
– New pavilion incl. changing rooms
– New outdoor play area (to be designed with
Longtown’s young people)
– New car parking and landscaping
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Arthuret
Parish
Council
What happens now? (1)
• First steps… double check
– Detailed studies of the Parish fields
– Consider how drainage and facilities can be
improved
– Make sure no adverse impact on Lochinvar Close
– Will happen in coming months
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Arthuret
Parish
Council
What happens now? (2)
• Council must decide how to pay for the
building works
– Fund work through sale of land; or
– Seek developer to take on the building of new
facilities in exchange for the development
land
• Council to decide on preferred option soon
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Parish
Council
What happens now? (3)
• Other tasks before Christmas…
– Apply to Dept. of Children, Families and Sport
for permission to sell Lochinvar fields
– Install temporary portacabin changing
facilities at Lochivar
• Lochinvar fields will not be sold until new
pitch is ready for use
– Aiming for 2011 playing season
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Arthuret
Parish
Council
What happens now? (4)
• First new buildings likely to be children’s
centre/nursery and customer contact
centre
• Lots of work to do designing facilities
• Will be working closely with local users
groups to get it right
• Unlikely to be finished before 2012
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Arthuret
Parish
Council
Thank you…
• Thanks for your involvement so far
• First consultation phase over
• Now the work starts – steady activity over
next 3 years
• We’ll update at the next forum in February
2009
A partnership project between
Arthuret
Parish
Council
Questions and feedback?
A partnership project between
Arthuret
Parish
Council

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