South Lakeland Local Plan Review - Issues and Options Consultation 2021

Closes 29 Oct 2021

Theme 3: Thriving Market Towns, Villages and Rural Areas - Endmoor (Questions 81 to 82)

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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81. Have we captured in the map and text below the main issues that need to be considered when thinking about the future of Endmoor, should there be any changes?

Context/Issues and Map


Endmoor is a village of approximately 636 people, located south east of Kendal. It is located in rolling countryside on a shelf that falls abruptly to the valley of Peasey Beck. It has a bakery, primary school, village hall as well as a social club. Recreational facilities include a playing field, play area, tennis courts and bowling green. It is served by the Kendal to Kirkby Lonsdale bus service, and has good links with the strategic road network via the A65 being about 2 miles from Junction 36 of the M6. Gatebeck and the Summerlands Industrial Estate are located close to the village.

There has been very limited housing development in the village in the last 10 years (2 dwellings). However, the local plan allocation site North of Sycamore Close is currently under construction for 106 houses. Part of the local plan North of Gatebeck Lane employment site has permission for a 2 storey industrial building. Land to the east of the site has full and outline permission for an employment business park (B2 and B8 uses). Upgrades have been made to the local sewerage works.

Current Issues/Future Opportunities

Pedestrian access into and through the village is constrained in places on account of lack of pavements. This is a particular issue for people accessing the village from surrounding areas including Gatebeck Lane which is used by HGV vehicles. There are localised flood risk issues in parts of the village especially close to Peasey Beck. Access to nearby local facilities by public transport is variable (for example there is no direct bus link to facilities in Milnthorpe). The Local Plan allocates land at South of Bowling Green for housing development.

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

  • Development Boundary for Endmoor (see section 4.2.4 of the Issues and Options Report and questions 16 and 17 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)
82. How do you see Endmoor changing by 2040? Do you think there will be a need for new homes in Endmoor over this period? If so what sorts of homes are needed and where do you think (broadly) they could be built?

So far there have been a number of sites in Endmoor 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.