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The "Roundhead" Village


Kirkby residents who were actually born in the Parish of Kirkby Ireleth are given the name "ROUNDHEAD". 

This is taken from the practice in the slate quarries of rounding off the top of roofing slates. 

Some "ROUNDHEADS" refer to off comers as "SQUAREHEADS"




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"Making Homes Affordable" advice from South Lakeland News, July 2018

To rent:

The eligibility requirements for affordable housing can differ slightly from property to property. The main criteria is:

You must have a local connection to the parishes surrounding the property

You must be in housing need and unable to afford housing on the open market

The property must be used as your home. It cannot be used as a buy-to-let, second or holiday home.

If you are interested in affordable housing to rent you should join the housing register which is called Cumbria Choice. Further information can be found in the Cumbria Choice website.

To purchase:

Keep an eye out for new developments as most will have an element of low cost ownership. When ready for sale, these will be advertised in the usual places such as local newspapers, estate agents and property search websites.

As well as any new developments that may arise, there are usually affordable homes for resale. Other than shared ownership, where an owner builds up or "staircases" to 100% ownership, properties remain affordable through their lifetime and there are existing home owners wanting to sell their affordable homes all the year round.

These will also be advertised in the usual places and will state in the advert "Affordable housing" or "subject to Section 106 agreement" or "buyers must be approved by the council".

Visit SLDC's website for more information or, if you have a specific property in mind, contact the council's Affordable Housing Officers for more details.

Kirkby Moor Wind Farm

You can make comments online at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate or in writing to: Leanne Palmer, Case Officer, The Planning Inspectorate, Room3/0 Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol BS1 6PN

SLDC Application Ref: SL/2017/0687

Planning Inspectorate Ref:  APP/M0933/W/18/3204360

Little Acorns
Our village playgroup has been running for 50 years and to celebrate we are holding a celebratory Afternoon Tea and Teddy Bear's Picnic on Sunday 1st July in the marquee at the Community Centre.  All existing and past supporters (children, parents, grandchildren, carers and helpers) are most welcome to help us celebrate this milestone. Children's entertainment includes bouncy castle, face painting, balloon modelling and magic show. This is a ticket only event, £3 adults and £2 children. Please contact Lauren Newby tel: 889912 before the 26th of June if you would like tickets. 
Kirkby Moor Wind Farm

Ventient Energy is appealing South Lakeland District Councilís planning committee decision to reject an extension to the operational life of the 4.8MW Kirkby Moor wind farm near Ulverston in England.

The company is seeking planning permission to continue to operate the existing wind farm, which features 12 Vestas 400kW turbines with 41.8-metre tip heights, until 2027. The UK Planning Inspectorate will now consider the application to extend the project's life.

Affordable Homes

The Housing development adjacent to Burlington School may have up to seventeen affordable homes, either to rent or buy, built within the complex. BUT in order for this to go ahead there has to be shown a need within the community for this to proceed. If you would like to be considered for an affordable home on this site you are advised to register with the Affordable Homes Officer SLDC Tel: 01539 793 558 or Angela Cassidy of Lancet Homes Angela.Cassidy@lancet-homes.co.uk

Parish Council
The Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual General Meeting take place on Thursday 17th May, 7.00 p.m., in The Village Hall, Beckside. All members of the Community are invited to attend.
National Grid's North West Coast Connections proposals
Latest news letter from Power without Pylons. identifying new contractor for Moorside and its implications.
Housing development adjacent to Burlington School
The full planning application submitted to SLDC is here
The outline plans for the fifty houses can be viewed here. and a site entrance view here.
Methodist Chapel
Due to acts of vandalism on the car park CCTV surveillance equipment has been put in place.
Housing development adjacent to Burlington School
It is expected that the planning application for the housing development is to be put to South Lakeland District Council Planning Department the  week beginning 23rd April. 
Community Centre
Following the repeated act of damaging to the bowling green club grass surface by marking with risque drawings  CCTV surveillance equipment has been installed at the Centre. Please be aware Police and Civil action will follow if further vandalism occurs.

Major Road Network Consultation
The Government is carrying out a survey as to which roads should be improved and become part of the Major Road Network within Cumbria. The A595 stretch from Dalton to Grizebeck has been omitted from the plans but a consultation regarding this is now taking place. The whole document can be viewed here.  Information as to how to respond is also given. The consultation closes on Monday March 19th at 11.45 a.m.
National Grid's Proposals
Although nothing tangible has been heard from National Grid for some time the groups set up to object to the proposals are still operating in the best interests of the local communities. Recently the nopylons group have released a summary of their suggestions to have the power transported from Moorside offshore. To read their full proposals access their web site at www.nopylons.co.uk 
Sandbags have been delivered to Soutergate Car Park, the Community Centre, Marshside and Grizebeck. They are available for collection at any time.
Housing development adjacent to Burlington School
Following the Public Engagement Exercise held at Burlington School and the Community Centre it was clear that flood risk, and in particular overland flow, was a concern of the community. Because of this the developer's engineers have taken the design of the scheme further than they ordinarily would for a planning application, in order that they could demonstrate to the community and the Local Planning Authority that there is a solution that works.  The scheme designs are being finalised, as well as amendments to the landscaping in response to comments from the community (principally the beefing up of the planting along the northern boundary to the site). The application for the development will be submitted shortly.    
The Parish Council are providing bins for the storage of sand bags at Soutergate, Marshside, Beckside, Chapels and Grizebeck.