Millers Field Ambleside

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  1. laneside

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    According to information received then this coming weekend is the end of this brilliant facility.

    We all thought it would happen but many hoped that it would not
     
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    Sad news that as we have used it a couple of times and planned to do so again.
     
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    Disgraceful.

    Victory for control freak morons.
     
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    We loved staying there. Its real shame that its closing.
     
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    We enjoyed the time we stayed there and regret the closure but I suppose it shows the value of doing things properly.

    Had a proper planning application been made in the first place it may not have made a difference in the long run but at least the complete evidence on both sides could have been fully aired.
     
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    What's the best alternative now ?
     
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    In that case I know where I'm getting wet at Easter.

    I will email Graham to see
     
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    check the date of that post PJ
     
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    It says today.
     
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    sorry my mistake, was looking at another and made 2+2=5 :Blush:
     
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    From what I read of the NPA planning process it is unlikely that Miller Field is open as a caravan site. However, it could be that it is still in use as a rally field. I see that the MCC Northern Counties group still has the scheduled meet in May on its web site.
     
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    Whats happened to Millers Field is a travesty, the reasons for it not being able to provide an occasional aire in the area is a joke. Being able to see parked motorhomes and campervans from a mountain top beggars belief. There's a United Utilities sewerage works next door, nobody has objected to that. It seems to me that the local councillors aren't happy that it's providing somewhere for people to stay and enjoy the surrounding countryside and bringing in some extra income for the local businesses.
     
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    How much does it take to stop people simply assuming that "local councillors" are to blame just because they don't like a decision. As has been amply publicised on past threads about Miller Field, the planning authority is the Lake District National Park Authority, not the local council.

    Planning restrictions in National Parks are more strict than elsewhere, for good reasons. Add to that the fact the the aire was set up without planning permission being sought and it isn't difficult to see why the inspector's decision went the way it did
     
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    Graham, just cos you got bitten by mosquitos when we went there is no reason to justify its closure.:RollEyes:

    I will miss it anyway, and know a number of others will... it was so handy for the town and I am sure brought money in..... if anyone knows of another good place to go that is reasonable around there could you let us all know please. I thoroughly enjoyed our weekends there as Funsters. Thank you.
     
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    I don't disagree Joy, we enjoyed staying there and found it handy as well. Sadly, though, nobody has a right to ignore the planning process. Reading further elsewhere it appears that the reason planning permission was not sought in the first place may have been that it was fairly certain it would be refused. In those circumstances, going ahead and then appealing against a notice was always likely to fail.
     
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    • Just read this great news on the W C forum posted yesterday.
    • "Just to update this thread, we stayed here here on bank holiday Monday 31st August .
      We phoned and spoke to Graham and he was very helpful.
      He explained that there has been a campsite open, but this has now shut down and he is back to offering 24 hours parking for £5. Yes it is just a field and some hard standing with an empty point for your toilet "
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    • Anyone still got his phone number so we can confirm this?
     
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    you can park but not occupy your van or it becomes a campsite the man is taking the mickey. He needs a licence and not got one how long before he is prosecuted now. He needs a licence for change of use to a carpark if nothing else.
     
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