In response to Myles Sandys letter (May 14) I too am concerned about all the new developments appearing on the east side of Windermere lake.

It seems to me the planning board give permission for anything to be built whether good design or not!

I can remember, not that long ago, when no new development was allowed between the road and the lake, now it seems to me anything goes!

Mr Sandys is lucky to to live on the west side of the lake which, so far, has retained its natural beauty.

Margaret Robinson

Kirkfield Rise


We asked the Lake District National Park, planning authority for Lake Windermere, for a response. A spokesperson said:

There are no longer specific planning policies which prohibit development between roads and the lake.

Local and national planning policies however continue to give National Parks the highest status of protection in relation to conserving and enhancing landscape and scenic beauty in the planning system.

Applications are considered taking this into account, along with other relevant planning considerations.