An extraordinary meeting of the Above Derwent Parish is to take place next week to consider a controversial proposal to create a car park in Portinscale.
The meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday and will solely consider the Ullock Moss car park plan submitted by local landowner Michael Anderton to the Lake District National Park Authority.
It follows a request from a minimum of six local parishioners which is required for an extraordinary meeting to be held.
They were John Wilson, Diane Wilson, Alan Ashby, Bernie Ashby, Anne Allen and Gareth Cosslet.
Rachael Kelly, the parish council’s clerk, said it was a rare occurrence.
“This is the first extraordinary parish meeting I have had in 10 years — and I am clerk to nine parish councils in Cumbria,” she said.
Because of COVID restrictions, the meeting will be held online.
Parking is a major issue in Portinscale as the village road regularly gets busy with vehicles belonging to tourists visiting nearby Derwentwater, Catbells and the Newlands Valley.
The proposed new car park is near the marina.
While some local residents are opposed to it, others believe it could help ease on-road problems in Portiscale and beyond.
The virtual meeting with only one item on the agenda, will be open to the public and will be held online at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/311683773
People can also dial in using their phone on 44 20 3713 5011 access code: 311-683-773 .
Two days later, the parish council’s regular monthly meeting will also take place online.