South Lakeland Local Plan Review - Issues and Options Consultation 2021

Closes 29 Oct 2021

Theme 3: Thriving Market Towns, Villages and Rural Areas - Allithwaite (Questions 71 to 72)

Our current Local Service Centres act as locations which provide a more limited but important range of services (including primary schools, a local shop, and public transport provision) serving the needs of the local population and nearby rural communities. Current Local Plan policies support some new development including housing of an appropriate scale within these centres to ensure they remain viable and sustainable communities.

In this section, we provide a brief description of the local service centre including an indication of what development has taken place in the last 10 years or so and current issues affecting the place.  A map is included which illustrates a number of features and characteristics of the village, including services, facilities, open spaces and planned development.

Read the Local Service Centres section of the Issues and Options Report in full here

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71. Have we captured in the map and text below the main issues that need to be considered when thinking about the future of Allithwaite?

Context/Issues and Map


Allithwaite is a village of approximately 1,064 people located close to Grange-over-Sands. It has a range of services and facilities including a post office and general store, primary school, community centre, public houses, and local recreational facilities in the form of playing fields and play area. It is served by limited local bus services to Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel and Kendal. The Bay Cycleway and Walney to Wear & Whitby cycle routes run through parts of the village. 28 homes have been built in the village in the last 10 years, including development on part of the North of Jack Hill housing allocation site. The Land South of Green Lane allocation site is currently under construction for 23 houses, and an application has recently been submitted for 37 dwellings on Land to the rear of Barn Hey housing allocation site

Current Issues/Future Opportunities

Issues for consideration include the village’s distinctive built form and the contribution green space plays in shaping this. The distinctive character and identity of the village is aided by the designation of a green gap between Kents Bank and the southern part of the village to prevent merging of the two communities. The local plan allocates sites at the rear of Almond Bank and at Land at the rear of Bankfield for housing development. The latter site is no longer available and is not shown on the map below. A Neighbourhood Plan for Allithwaite and Cartmel is at draft plan stage. The Local Plan Review must take into account the aspirations set out in the Plan and ensure there is no conflict in this respect.




In answering the above, please consider giving your views on the following:

  • Development Boundary for Allithwaite (see section 4.2.4 of the Issues and Options Report and questions 16 and 17 of the survey)
  • Green gap between Allithwaite and Kents Bank (see section 4.2.5 of the Issues and Options Report and questions 18 and 19 of the survey)
  • Open spaces important to your community (see section 4.4.5 of the Issues and Options Report and questions 110 and 111 of the survey)
  • Facilities identified in the Settlement Services and Facilities document (see section of the Issues and Options Report and question 13 of the survey)
72. How do you see Allithwaite changing by 2040? Do you think there will be a need for new homes in Allithwaite over this period? If so what sort of homes are needed and where do you think (broadly) they could be built?

So far there have been a number of sites in Allithwaite suggested for allocation for development in the ‘Call for Sites’ in summer 2020. As part of this consultation, you can comment on sites already submitted and also suggest other sites which may be suitable for allocation in the Local Plan for housing or business development. For more information and opportunity to comment please see section 4.2.6 and questions 20 and 21 in Theme 2.