South Lakeland Local Plan Review - Issues and Options Consultation 2021

Closes 29 Oct 2021

Theme 3: Thriving Market Towns, Villages and Rural Areas - Rural Areas (Questions 101 to 102)

Please read our section on Policies for our Rural Areas in the Issues and Options report below.

It sets out a range of issues for us to address and presents some policy options and possible approaches.

Once you've read the section please answer the questions below.

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101. Which of these policy options for the rural economy do you support and why?

Policy Options 3.23: Rural Economy

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PO3.23/i: Retain current policy approach (policies CS7.4, CS7.6 and DM18) for business and tourism development in the countryside

Retain current policy in relation to the rural economy and tourist related accommodation in rural areas with non-substantive updates

PO3.23/ii: Greater flexibility for business and tourism development in rural areas

Adopt a new policy approach which allows for greater flexibility for new rural economic related development and tourist related accommodation development in rural areas depending on the nature of use

102. Which of these policy approaches for Rural Areas do you support and why?

Policy Approaches 3.24: Additional policy approaches for Rural Areas

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PA3.24/a: Retain current Policy (DM16) relating to conversion of traditional buildings and update/amend as appropriate, including a clear definition of ‘traditional’. 

PA3.24/b: Retain current Policy (DM14) relating to rural exceptions sites and update/amend as appropriate.