Thank you to everyone who took part to help 'Shape the Lakes' through our Local Plan consultation between 8 May and 29 June 2018. We are now reviewing what everyone has told us and making amendments as required. We will publish consultation comments and what we have done in response to comments in due course. We hope to publish the revised Plan for further consultation in early 2019.
A Local Plan is a set of policies used to inform decisions on planning applications and appeals, and a local planning authority should review its Local Plan at regular intervals to assess whether some or all of it may need updating. Local Plans are generally reviewed every five years and we’re currently in the process of reviewing the Lake District National Park’s Local Plan.
Consultation closed on 29th June. Thank you to all of those who took part. Please keep an eye on our Local Plan homepage for announcements and feedback on the consultation
Timeline of the Local Plan - click to see larger image
We’re the local planning authority for the whole of the Lake District National Park and we have a statutory responsibility to keep up-to-date local development documents, and to decide on planning applications in the area.
To get this right, we need to consult and engage with you at the right times and in the right ways, so that you understand and support the plans and policies.
During each review, a consultation phase takes place, during which local communities give their feedback to the current Local Plan. Based on the feedback shared, evidence reports are formed and new policies are developed.
When speaking with local businesses and communities it became clear that, at times, there can be a misunderstanding about the way we manage development in the Lake District National Park. So, we’ve created a series of short films, in which we address the questions you have raised.
If you’d like to delve further into the evidence reports which were developed during the initial consultation phase of this Review then take a read of Local Plan Review: The story so far. You can find out more about:
Please come along at any time during the event to find out more.
Any time between
|Wednesday 16 May||Billy's Space, Staveley, LA8 9LN||3-7pm|
|Thursday 17 May||Coniston Institute, Coniston, LA21 8DU||3-7pm|
|Wednesday 23 May||Café Ambio, Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, LA12 8TA||2-5.30pm|
|Thursday 24 May||Low Wood Bay Hotel, Windermere, LA23 1LP||3-7pm|
|Tuesday 29 May|
Lowther Castle and Gardens, Lowther, CA10 2HH While you’re there why not bring your camo kit, your children and your hardiest self and join in Action Week: The Big Outdoors at Lowther Castle and Gardens? Click here for more information.
|Thursday 7 June||The Crown Inn, Pooley Bridge, CA10 2NP||3-7pm|
|Wednesday 13 June||Captain Shaw’s Primary School, Bootle, LA19 5TG||3.30-7pm|
|Thursday 14 June||Moot Hall, Keswick Information Centre, Keswick, CA12 5JR||3-7pm|
|Thursday 21 June||Bassenthwaite Village Hall, Bassenthwaite, CA12 4QP||3-7pm|
|Thursday 28 June||Gosforth Primary School, Gosforth, CA20 1 AZ|
You can view paper copies of the documents at one of these deposit locations: