United Utilities propose a 9.6km fence on the fells souh west of Thirlmere

United Utilities are applying for a 9.6km fence on the fells to the south west of Thirlmere. We believe this will be very damaging. The Friends of the Lake Distict  are asking  people to take action by objecting or expressing concern about this application.

They raise three key concerns with this proposal:
• Lack of evidence to justify the need for the fence at the current time.
• Detrimental impacts on landscape, access and cultural heritage (including on potential World Heritage Site).
• Lack of a long term plan which means the likelihood is that this temporary fence will be permanent.

What should you do?
UU has submitted an application to the Planning Inspectorate. If you belive the fence is detrimental to commoning and we do, please write to the Planning Inspectorate and urge them to refuse this application.

We only have until 16 February to respond and they will only refuse or call a hearing if there are lots of objections.

You can find out more on the Friends of the Lake District website at http://www.fld.org.uk/proposals-for-fencing-at-thirlmere-by-united-utilities.html

Please write or email the Planning Inspectorate by 16 February stating that you refer to United Utilities proposal to erect fencing on Whelpside, Steel End, West Head, Armboth, Bleaberry and Wythburn Fells Common at :-
The Planning Inspectorate, Rm 3/25B Hawk Wing,Temple Quay House, 2 The Square,
Bristol BS1 6PN.
Email : commonlandcasework@pins.gsi.gov.uk.