South Lakeland Local Plan Review - Issues and Options Consultation 2021

Closes 29 Oct 2021

Theme 3: Thriving Market Towns, Villages and Rural Areas - Holme (Questions 89 to 90)

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

Context/Issues and Map


Holme is a village of approximately 1,409 people, located close to the M6 and next to the Lancaster Canal. Its facilities include a convenience store, post office, parish hall, Parish Church, public house, primary school, and a range of recreational facilities including playing fields, cricket club, bowling green and play areas. It is served by the 555 bus service to Kendal, Milnthorpe, Carnforth and Lancaster. Elmsfield Park and Holme Mills employment sites are located close to the village. 20 houses have been built in the village in the last 10 years. The allocation site at Elmsfield Park just to the north of the village has permission for the erection of B2 and B8 employment uses.

Current Issues/Future Opportunities

Issues for consideration include maintaining road safety through the village, enhancing the provision of informal recreation opportunities in the village. The Local Plan allocates land at East of Milnthorpe Road for housing development as well as additional informal open space. A development brief has been adopted for this site. The site West of Burton Road is allocated for residential development and Land at Milnthorpe Road for employment development.

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

  • Development Boundary for Holme (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)
90. How do you see Holme changing by 2040? Do you think there will be a need for new homes in Holme 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 Holme 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.