Lancaster Cohousing news
From: Kathy Bashford (
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:22:24 -0700 (PDT)
Hi All – a quick update….

We put in our planning application!  There’s now a consultation; expressions
of support would be very appreciated!  Please see below for details.

Please come and meet us - details of events this weekend and beyond are
below.  We hope to welcome some new members in July (applications by June 27

Cheers, Kathy

Kathy [at]

01524 842924

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*Planning Consultation*

Anyone can comment on the application by emailing
dcconsultation [at] quoting application ref 10/00319/FUL or you
can view the application and comment on it at

Comments don't need to be technical but should be relevant to the planning
process, for example (in your own words)

- it is a good design for the site

- it is in keeping with the local area

- it will help demonstrate how to build homes with much less impact on the

- it will remove an eyesore

- it will ensure the riverside in this area is well looked after and managed

- it will provide the type of housing that people clearly want

- the managed workspace will provide opportunities for new businesses

- it is a huge improvement on the previous (Time & Tide) proposals

You only need to write a short paragraph clearly expressing support and
mentioning one or two points such as those above to be very helpful!

*Upcoming Events*

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*4th Sunday every month*

11am Brunch Whale Tail Café <>, 78a Penny
Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XN

1.30pm site tour

Forge Bank, Halton
Meet at the Mill building – you can recognise it by a large 'North West
Engineering' sign

*Last Thursday of every month*

4.15pm Mill tour (by request, info [at]

Members of the Commercial Development Group of the Cohousing Project will
show you round the Mill and help you to think about possibilities for your
business/organisation/office/workshop needs.

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*Saturday April 24th*

*National Cohousing Conference, London.  Details at*

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*Sunday April 25th*
11am Brunch
1.30pm site tour
2.45 for 3pm Information afternoon*

Halton Youth & Community Centre, Low Road, Halton, LANCASTER, LA2 6NB

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*Sunday May 23rd*
11am Brunch
12.45 for 1pm Integration afternoon*

Gregson <>, Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 3PY,
prospective members only
1.30pm site tour

*Please contact us in advance if you would like us to provide a crèche for
this event (there is a children’s room booked).

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