We want new development to be adequately supported by infrastructure, and ensure that developments can be made acceptable in the context of conserving and enhancing the Lake District.
New developments can lead to greater pressures on existing infrastructure so it is important that new development is adequately supported by infrastructure and contributes where there is likely to be an adverse impact upon existing provision. There are different methods of securing developer contributions, however a Community Infrastructure Levy is not considered to be currently feasible in the Lake District due to the nature and scale of developments taking place.
We will continue to use Planning Obligations (Section 106 agreements) to secure developer contributions.
We will only permit development where adequate infrastructure exists or improvements would be made.
We will seek to ensure that new development is adequately supported by infrastructure, and ensure that developments can be made acceptable in the context of conserving and enhancing the Special Qualities and attributes of Outstanding Universal Value. To achieve this we will:
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