Statement on Pop Up Campsite at White Moss - 18 August 2021

Dave McGowan, Head of Development Management for the Lake District National Park Authority said:

“In recent months land at White Moss has been operated as a pop-up campsite under planning permissions granted by the Government that allowed that use for up to 56 days. The site has been operated unlawfully beyond the 56 days permitted.

“The campsite is in the functional flood plain of the River Rothay, in a designated wildlife site and has landscape impacts. Because of the harms identified, particularly in respect of flood risk, a Stop Notice and Enforcement Notice were issued 17 August requiring the unauthorised use to cease.”

Compliance report

Stop notice - 17 August 2021

Enforcement notice - 17 August 2021