Shaping our Future: South Lakeland Local Plan 2040: Discussion Paper Survey

Closes 15 May 2020

Opened 17 Feb 2020

Overview

What is the Local Plan Review?

South Lakeland District Council is beginning a review of the Local Plan for South Lakeland, which applies to the areas of the district outside of the National Parks.

Our Local Plan carefully considers the housing and the economic growth that our area needs to continue to thrive, while also protecting our local and historic character, special landscapes and environment. It allocates sites for housing and other developments, such as new employment sites, and contains the policies that we use to decide whether to grant planning permissions for new development.

Our current Local Plan has been in place for a number of years, but it needs to be reviewed regularly to make sure it continues to meet the challenges facing our area. In particular we need to ensure that it helps deliver the Council’s strong commitment to action on climate change and biodiversity.

We’re at the very start of the review process, and starting to think about the parts of our current Local Plan that need updating, and what the key issues are in planning for the development of the district up to 2040.

Get Involved

You can find out about the review of our Local Plan and read the documents we have prepared to support this early engagement at www.southlakeland.gov.uk/LocalPlanReview.

To help start our early conversations and inform our review we have prepared a Discussion Paper, a Draft Policy Review Paper and Draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report which we are seeking your views on through this survey. These documents can be downloaded from our website at the weblink above.

We have also prepared a Summary Leaflet and a short survey with just 6 questions – if you would rather fill in the shorter survey please visit our short survey here.

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting at this early stage of our Local Plan Review as it is the best time for local communities and stakeholders to get involved in the process when everything is up for discussion and no decisions have been made.

Effective engagement is an essential part of preparing Local Plans to ensure that everyone can share their views and local knowledge, and help inform the content of the Local Plan.

We will be engaging with local communities throughout the Local Plan review process over the next few years. Details of all our future consultations, and how to get involved, can be found on our website at www.southlakeland.gov.uk/LocalPlanConsultations 

Give Us Your Views

Published Responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.

Events

  • The Lunesdale Hall, Bective Road, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2BG

    From 27 Feb 2020 at 15:00 to 27 Feb 2020 at 19:30

    Drop in event to view the documents and display materials, talk to Council officers and share your views.

  • Victoria Hall, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6DP

    From 3 Mar 2020 at 15:00 to 3 Mar 2020 at 19:30

    Drop in event to view the documents and display materials, talk to Council officers and share your views.

  • Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston LA12 7LZ

    From 9 Mar 2020 at 15:00 to 9 Mar 2020 at 19:30

    Drop in event to view the documents and display materials, talk to Council officers and share your views.

  • CANCELLED - The MintWorks, 124 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE

    From 17 Mar 2020 at 15:00 to 17 Mar 2020 at 19:30

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to the escalating Coronavirus situation.

  • CANCELLED - M:Hub, Milnthorpe Methodist Church, Beetham Road, Milnthorpe LA7 7QL

    From 19 Mar 2020 at 15:00 to 19 Mar 2020 at 19:30

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to the escalating Coronavirus situation.

Areas

  • South Lakeland

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Local Plans