Developing a Design Code for the Lake District

Published on: 03 Apr 2023

The National Park Authority is asking communities, visitors and industry experts to help develop a Design Code for the Lake District in a consultation that starts today and will run until 15 May.

The Design Code aims to inspire design excellence in buildings, celebrating and reinforcing the unique character, identity, heritage and culture of the Lake District, while reducing carbon emissions and enhancing biodiversity. It is for everyone who is planning and implementing new development.

The Lake District National Park is the first authority on the Government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ Design Code Pathfinder Programme to begin statutory consultation on a Design Code.

Chloe Swift, Strategy Planner with the Lake District National Park Authority said:

“We’re encouraging anyone who lives in, works in, visits or has an interest in architecture and construction to please give us their views and get involved by the 15th of May.”

“The Design Code process gives local communities their say on the design of new homes, shops, workplaces, amenities and public spaces to conserve and enhance the unique character of the Lake District. The code will encourage good design in new development, including extensions and conversions. It will support the Lake District Local Plan and will be used when considering planning applications.”

Review the draft design code online and complete the survey: Design Code webpage. Look out for in-person events and for anyone who completes the survey will be in with a chance of winning £500 Booths voucher.

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