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!

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

Allocations of land

See the suggested land allocations

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See all allocations and excluded sites as pdf files

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