I was quietly asked to modify this thread today as elements of it were perceived as being unhelpful to the consultation process. Over the years we've listened to objections and opinions covering the entire spectrum from insightful and brilliant to stupid beyond belief yet all have been given due consideration. The ones that raise my hackles are those which are poorly researched - burning jetfuel in the park is a good example. Go whine at the MoD, they do it every day. Or those that are purely selfish - the old guy who cornered me in Coniston cemetery one afternoon to bitch because maybe he'd have trouble parking his car if we caused an influx of visitors and bollocks to all the excited kids who'd love to see a piece of history. We've had to put up with the occasional case of sour grapes too and that's just pathetic. But the bureaucratic world loves to consult and we don't want to hinder so if you've dug your way this far back into the forum and found this post and have an opinion one way or the other - no matter how strange or trivial - please join the consulation process. We don't mind really.26 January 2010
PUBLIC CHANCE TO COMMENT ON BLUEBIRD’S CONISTON COMEBACK
Coniston lake users and residents are being given the chance to comment on new byelaws which will allow the legendary Bluebird craft back to the Lake District National Park.
Next week everyone will have the chance to comment on amended lake byelaws which would allow the record breaking vessel to once again travel along Coniston Water at speeds above those currently allowed under the lake’s regulations.
In 2008, the team rebuilding Bluebird K7 asked the Lake District National Park Authority to consider amending the Coniston Water byelaws, to allow the craft to undertake a proving trial in excess of 10mph.
At the moment the Coniston Water byelaws do allow vessels to exceed the 10 mph speed limit during legitimate world record bids. And although Bluebird still holds the outright British water speed record of 276.3 mph the team behind the rebuilding project accept it could not make a serious challenge during an event such as the annual Records Week event in the autumn.
And this was the reason behind a request for a change in the byelaws to allow Bluebird to carry out a trial at speeds above 10 mph.
Following a public consultation last spring the LDNPA agreed to allow the Bluebird Project to hold a one-off event on Coniston Water to enable a proving trial of the re-built Bluebird, subject to applying specific conditions related to:
timing of the event:
health and safety; and
· environmental considerations, including risks of water and noise pollution.
Arising from this, new Coniston Water Byelaws have been drafted and it’s these amendments which people are being asked to comment on.
From 1 February all the details can be viewed via the LDNPA’s website at http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/bluebirdconsultation
or paper copies of the Byelaws and Response Form are available from the authority’s Kendal head office at Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, LA9 7RL, tel: 01539 724555.
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This is not put on as a public entertainment... it's put on to reach a certain goal.