Call for sites

To assist with identifying new development sites, we are carrying out a ‘call for sites’ exercise to invite sites within the National Park that may have potential for development over the next 15 year plan period.  This is the opportunity for parish councils, neighbourhood forums, agents, landowners, developers, businesses, relevant local interest groups and others to send in details of any sites, land or buildings that could have development potential over the next 15 year period.

At this early stage of the plan making process, we are inviting suggestions for any site that may be suitable for the following uses:

  • housing;
  • employment (offices, workshops, warehouses);
  • retail; and
  • tourism (such as visitor attractions and accommodation). 

Suggestions may include brownfield (previously developed) or greenfield sites.  We are also using this process to assist with the LDNPA’s requirement to prepare and maintain a Brownfield Land Register and would particularly like to hear about any brownfield sites that may be suitable for housing development.   

This ‘call for sites’ exercise will update information already held in existing databases.  This means the LDNPA requires information about all potential development sites – both new and existing.  If you have previously submitted a site, it is requested that you re-submit your site to ensure we have the fullest, up-to-date information.  The Authority will assume that existing sites (other than those already allocated) are no longer available if you do not re-submit your site with up-to-date information.

If you wish to make a suggestion, please provide the following details either by email to or by post to: Strategy and Partnership Team, LDNPA, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, LA9 7RL.  

  • Name / location of site
  • Name of landowner and contact details (if known)
  • Agent details (if applicable)
  • Site location plan (showing the precise boundaries of the site)
  • Suggested use and number of units that could be accommodate.   

The closing date for the submission of site suggestions is 4:00pm on 2 June 2017.  

The closing date for site suggestions has been extended and is now 10 am on 26th June 2017.

Should you have any queries about providing information please do not hesitate to contact Rob Allison, Paula Allen or Helen Stocks (01539 724555).   

Note: The ‘call for sites’ does not itself imply those sites will be allocated for development, or that planning applications will be considered favourably.  Submitting details of a particular site does not guarantee that the LDNPA will support or allocate the site for development.  It will need to be fully assessed through the Local Plan process and subject to comprehensive Sustainability Appraisal.