Policy 01: National and international significance of the Lake District

What are we trying to achieve?

To conserve and enhance the extraordinary harmony and beauty of the Lake District landscape, its Special Qualities, including the attributes of Outstanding Universal Value.

What is the issue?

How World Heritage Site Status can be incorporated into our planning policies without appearing as a perceived barrier to all development.

Our suggested approach

We will support a policy which recognises that the attributes of Outstanding Universal Value all reflect the Special Qualities that distinguish the Lake District as a UK National Park.

Policy 01: National and international significance of the Lake District

We want the extraordinary harmony and beauty of the Lake District landscape, its Special Qualities, including the attributes of Outstanding Universal Value, to be conserved and enhanced.

We will achieve this by:

  • supporting development proposals which are consistent with National Park purposes and duty; and
  • conserving and enhancing the Special Qualities and attributes of Outstanding Universal Value of the Lake District.

If there appears that there is a conflict between National Park purposes, we shall attach greater weight to the purpose of conserving and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Lake District National Park.

All development proposals should protect, promote, make sustainable use of the Special Qualities including the attributes Outstanding Universal Value, and enhance the authenticity, integrity and significance of the Lake District.

Have your say!

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

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