Author Topic: ZIP WIRES ACROSS THIRLMERE  (Read 2730 times)

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Re: ZIP WIRES ACROSS THIRLMERE
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2018, 09:52:47 pm »
How many lakes are there in the lake district?

Only one, actually.

And I doubt they'd get permission to string a zip wire across that.

The ospreys wouldn't like it.
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« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2018, 10:00:44 pm »
How many lakes are there in the lake district?

Only one, actually.



...and you get the same answer if you ask how many lakes are there in Scotland.

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Re: ZIP WIRES ACROSS THIRLMERE
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2018, 10:02:00 pm »
Sorry Roy, a cheeky trap when you least suspect. No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassenthwaite_Lake

The rest are meres, reservoirs, tarns, and waters

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lakes_in_the_Lake_District

So really the article should be "list of bodies of water in the lake district".

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« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2018, 10:05:28 pm »
Only one...
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« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2018, 10:06:13 pm »
Me Sir, I know, Sir!!!!

One!

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« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2018, 11:01:34 pm »
So – FFS, who gets the pedant's award this month? I mean, it's not as though there aren't serious issues under consideration here.

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Re: ZIP WIRES ACROSS THIRLMERE
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2018, 11:43:05 pm »
Zip wires are old hat.  You want real life Iron Man (British invention too):-

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« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2018, 12:11:39 am »
email from Simon Noble.  See "Significance of mass protest" in final comment?  Freekin protest would be surprising - shake off your chains! 

Good news again. Kevin Richards, the case planning officer has released his draft report (40 pages long) and can be found as a pdf here.
http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/swiftlg/MediaTemp/68365-1.02.18.pdf
 

He recommends refusal on practically every issue. That’s good news for the Lake District as a whole.

 

It makes excellent reading and confirms what I have thought all along; the planning officers are a professional bunch who have applied the policies of the NP correctly. I never had doubts that they would recommend refusal. It is the voting committee (Development Control Committee and separate from the planning officers) that was the big unknown.

 

Our petition and all the letters of objection have all had an effect on the decision to refuse. What’s more impressive is that I am sure many of you, like myself, had maybe never engaged in such letter writing before. As a group, our voice has been very noticeable …. Let’s not forget the significance of mass protest.

 

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« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2018, 12:24:36 am »
For those who objected to this proposal by email, letter and / or  by demonstration- many thanks! To everybody else - you are in our debt.

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« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2018, 01:28:07 pm »
For those who objected to this proposal by email, letter and / or  by demonstration- many thanks! To everybody else - you are in our debt.
Shame I would have liked to have a go on it.

So the Lake District has a planning committee that listens to people and Tewkesbury has one that listens solely to developers. Good innit.
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Re: ZIP WIRES ACROSS THIRLMERE
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2018, 10:01:28 pm »
For those who objected to this proposal by email, letter and / or  by demonstration- many thanks! To everybody else - you are in our debt.

Hardly in your debt thankyou very much. People like you would no doubt be threshing corn with a fork and transporting yourself with an ox were it not for progress being forced upon you. Enjoy living in the past, and watch others with envy as we slowly become a 3rd world country.

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Re: ZIP WIRES ACROSS THIRLMERE
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2018, 12:34:24 am »
Till (!)  the next time.

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« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2018, 09:37:11 am »
I’m finding it hard to get my head round what ChrisJC said in his last post in this thread. I cannot see any connection between wanting to stay in a technologically undeveloped past with not wanting to see a zip wire across Thirlmere.

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« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2018, 02:52:08 pm »
I’m finding it hard to get my head round what ChrisJC said in his last post in this thread. I cannot see any connection between wanting to stay in a technologically undeveloped past with not wanting to see a zip wire across Thirlmere.

I thought similar. Perhaps he is not quite as familiar with the Lake District of other contributors to the thread.

ChrisJC, the planning authority for the Lake District is the Lake District National Park Authority and under them the LD landscape is managed to provide the greatest benefit the greatest number of people. In developing the main industry, tourism, they have to reach a careful balance. The debate surrounding this has been going on for over 200 years so it's very well rehearsed and the history of it is well known to the people involved and to very many interested people. The development of tourism in the LD goes back to at least 1778 when Thomas West wrote A Guide to the Lakes.

There was great controversy surrounding the building of the railway to Windermere. You can read a little about it here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kendal_and_Windermere_Railway

That was in 1845 and the debate between developing tourism and preserving the thing that attracts the tourists continues. To bring it up-to-date you could start reading here http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/caringfor/policies


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Re: ZIP WIRES ACROSS THIRLMERE
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2018, 04:22:38 pm »
transporting yourself with an ox

Chris, I've moved on, I had the Penny Farthing. Now I'm on one of those contraptions with 2 wheels the same size. It's Madness.
 What will they think of next? Probably a Contraption powered by Explosions!

Mark My words, someone will be killed with all these new contraptions.

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« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2018, 06:48:29 pm »
Maybe zip wires are the way forward.
Forget your motorways, we all just don our harnesses, clip on, and away we go.

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Re: ZIP WIRES ACROSS THIRLMERE
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2018, 02:19:55 pm »
I'm not a complete idiot: some parts are missing!