Page updated 24 August 2023
We have received a planning application proposing:
Use of Elterwater quarry slate caverns for heritage tourism; the partial re-use of existing former saw sheds for visitor facilities, an indoor interpretation area and electric bike charging facilities; works to create an outdoor natural history trail with permissive pedestrian access and vehicle parking; and, a landscaping scheme
Since receiving the application we have:
The application will be considered by the Development Control Committee at its meeting on 6 September 2023.
The papers for the meeting, including the case planner's report, are online.
The law sets out that planning applications must be determined in accordance with our policies (known as the development plan) unless material considerations indicate otherwise. Material considerations are things that are capable of being relevant to the planning application, for example access, activity or visual effects.
The applicant has revised their proposals from those which received press and social media interest in 2022. The current proposals are available to view on our website.