The extraordinary beauty and harmony of the Lake District landscape and its attributes of Outstanding Universal Value and Special Qualities are conserved and enhanced for future generations to enjoy.
The spectacular landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Lake District is unique – and of such quality and universal value – that it entirely underpins how the area functions economically, socially and environmentally. Therefore, a key policy in the Local Plan is that which serves to conserve and enhance the spectacular landscape.
We will continue to conserve or enhance the extraordinary beauty and harmony of the Lake District, by ensuring the highest level of protection is given to the landscape when assessing proposals for new development.
We will support development where the type, design, scale and level of activity maintains and, where possible, enhances local distinctiveness, sense of place and tranquillity. We will continue to use the Lake District Landscape Character Assessment in our decision making.
We will also refer to the World Heritage Site nomination document as this contains a wealth of information on landscape.
We will conserve or enhance the extraordinary beauty and harmony of the Lake District landscape, its Special Qualities and attributes of Outstanding Universal Value.
We will achieve this by supporting development:
Decisions will be guided by the Lake District Landscape Character Assessment recognising the distinctive characteristics identified in the Landscape Character Types and Areas of Distinctive Character and the World Heritage Site nomination document.
We will use development opportunities to reduce existing landscape detractors.
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