Nearly a month has passed since I went to view the plans Sainsburys had for Kendal Cricket Club's current ground. Looking at the plans I was more disappointed as the lack of consideration for how to deal with increased traffic that the development would create to an area that already has a big effect on Kendal's traffic.
Also as this end of town in the coming years we will getting more traffic, today I found out that the group that own Kendal Auction Mart will in the next two weeks announce formally plans to build a new auction mart on a 24 acre site near the M6 junction 36 between Moss End Lane business park and the Lancaster Canal. As part of the deal (subject to planning permission) the land on Appleby Rd will be given over to the developer for house builds in return for some land at the new site and the developer also building the new auction mart. The developer plans to submit planning applications for both sites in early 2011. The original application for a new auction mart was turned down and the developer withdrew the housing application I assume as a result of the turning down of the mart application.
Getting back on topic above is an drawing on the proposed store, looks like a clone of national stores, doesn't look like it's been adapted to take account of the buildings in Kendal
I'm disappointed that the village doesn't capture for any popular outdoor activities, walking, mountain biking, climbing etc... Nearby is Kendal's climbing centre, it would of been good to have some small boulders for boulder climbing on.
Lastly I found this 1898 of Kendal with the Cricket ground labeled - start of 110 years of cricket history.