READING 'Homes Mix Now Changed' (Letters, September 14), concerning the loss of affordable housing at the Applethwaite housing site under construction at Jack Hill, Allithwaite.

I wonder that no reference was made to the possibility that changes to the speed limit on the B5277, between Grange-over-Sands and Allithwaite, may be required as a result of this development.

Additional street lighting may follow if a 40mph limit is the outcome because how else can vehicles be forced to slow down on the B5277 from Grange approaching an unlit pedestrian refuge, recently installed and close to the junction of Kirkhead Road and Jack Hill with the main road?

A much larger allocated mixed development is envisaged along this same stretch of road and planning permission has been granted for an extension of roadside housing on the north side at Holme Lane, adjacent to this same junction.

The coalescence of Grange and Kents Bank along with Allithwaite are in process though, of course, it may be denied, and associated urbanisation will follow.

One wonders whether South Lakeland District Council will now be obliged to make up the shortfall for affordable housing elsewhere.

It may be of interest to readers and councillors to learn that a recent request by Applethwaite Developers to reduce the number of affordable houses to zero on their Cowan Bridge (Lune Valley) residential site currently under construction, was refused by Lancaster City Council.

M.M.G. McDonagh