We want to make the Distinctive Area policies statements of intention, clearly setting out what we will achieve and what we will support over the plan period.
We should take account of the different roles and character of different areas in the Lake District to enhance and improve the places in which people live their lives, and to acknowledge the different influences and challenges that can affect this. The Distinctive Area policies approach, first adopted in the Core Strategy (October 2010) embraces this concept.
We intend to continue with the approach of having five separate Distinctive Area policies, as this approach is embedded in the working of the Authority and there is no evidence to suggest that it is not working on the ground.
We have taken the opportunity to present the Distinctive Area policies in a way that better reflects the key themes of the Vision for the Lake District, which we believe reinforces local distinctiveness.
We want the West Distinctive Area to effectively demonstrate the key themes of the Vision, and reinforce the distinctiveness of place. We will achieve this by enabling local solutions to specific planning issues identified in the West Distinctive Area.
We will deliver a prosperous economy by supporting:
We will encourage world-class visitor experiences by supporting:
We will enable vibrant communities by supporting:
We will conserve and enhance the spectacular landscape by supporting:
We anticipate that approximately 10 per cent of all development will take place in the West Distinctive Area.
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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