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