Policy 14: Allocations of land

What are we trying to achieve?

We want to support the delivery of housing to meet identified shortages, and employment, tourism, and retail space that supports the economy of the Lake District.

What is the issue?

Applying for planning permission is seen by some developers as unpredictable and uncertain, and may prevent developers from bringing proposals forward due to the risk of uncertainty in securing permission. By allocating land for specific uses it reduces the uncertainty by establishing the principle of use, leaving only details of the proposal to be agreed.

Our suggested approach

We will identify new site allocations – they will contribute to meet housing needs and provide space which creates jobs to support economic growth.

We will continue to allocate existing site allocations - which are still available and suitable.

We will continue to ensure flexibility - assisting applicants by identifying the key opportunities, issues and constraints rather than being overly prescriptive with site requirements.

Policy 14: Allocations of land

We will support the development of allocated land where its use reflects the purposes of the allocation and where:

  • site-specific requirements and considerations identified have been satisfactorily addressed, and
  • it accords with other relevant adopted Local Plan policies unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

Have your say!

It’s really important that residents, businesses and stakeholders get involved during the consultation phase to tell us if you think what we are suggesting is right. Your answers to the questions in this survey will help us consider everyone's views and to re-draft the plan where necessary. Consultation closes on Friday 29 June.

By completing this survey you will have the chance to win £1000 of Lake District currency. For further information please see terms and conditions.

Give your views here

Allocations of land

See and comment on the suggested land allocations

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View and comment on the allocations map

See all allocations and excluded sites as pdf files

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