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Rog Wilko 11:17 Tue

The Lowther Estate, which owns land around Grasmere and the mere itself is planning to moor a number of what they call “gentleman’s yachts”  for rent on the mere. 

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/18146520.two-hundred-people-gather-plea-save-grasmere/

https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/lake-district-row-gentleman-yachts-grasmere-beauty-spot-1361820

I have just written to the LDNP to protest at this appalling idea. I hope they will be inundated with such letters. If you also would like to protest you can email planning@lakedistrict.gov.uk  FAO Julie Birkett. There is also a petition

https://www.change.org/p/lowther-castle-and-gardens-houseboats-off-grasmere-save-our-lakes?recruiter=1032537085&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_petition&recruited_by_id=cb2448c0-2faa-11ea-83ee-bfd81840cb6d&utm_content=starter_fb_share_content_en-gb%3Av13

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Andy Gamisou 12:23 Tue
In reply to Rog Wilko:

Last time I tried to moor my "gentleman's yacht" my wife claimed to have a headache, rolled over, and went to sleep (pretty sure she simply considered it an appalling idea too).

More seriously, I'll look into adding my voice to the protest.

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Rigid Raider 12:41 Tue
In reply to Rog Wilko:

So the estate will apply for permission for ten, get knocked back, reduce that to four and get permission. They will, as the papers suggest, be party boats and sound carries very clearly over still water. 

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Mike Stretford 13:29 Tue
In reply to Andy Gamisou:

> Last time I tried to moor my "gentleman's yacht" my wife claimed to have a headache,

Had you cleaned the bow? Scraped off the barnacles?

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summo 13:37 Tue
In reply to Rog Wilko:

I can imagine your outrage, Lord Smythe and similar who picked a bargain second home in Grasmere for a bargain price of £795k(using his annual bonus), which they visit twice a year, could easily see at least 5% knocked off its value.

Just accept Grasmere is for certain folk, those who only walk 1/2km in a £500 waterproof, coach trips to tea rooms etc..let them have the development, and leave the rest of the places alone. 

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Rog Wilko 22:55 Tue
In reply to Rog Wilko:

Just discovered my email to LDNP has bounced. That was the address they gave me over the phone. One way of limiting your email burden I suppose.

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LeeWood 07:10 Wed
In reply to Rog Wilko:

Do they still hire out rowing boats on the lake ? Paddle power seems more fiting for the smaller lakes. 

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Rog Wilko 22:26 Wed
In reply to Rog Wilko:

Contact address for snail mail:

Fao Julie Birkett

LDNPA

Murley Moss

Kendal

LA9 7RL

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