Page updated 20 December 2023
We have received a planning application proposing:
The 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.
The application was valid on 20 December 2023.
A previous planning application for a similar development was refused by Development Control Committee in September 2023 (application reference 7/2023/5012).
Since receiving the application we have:
We will display site notices on the application site.
We will send consultations to statutory consultees and the Parish Council.
Because of the Christmas period we are allowing an extended publicity period beyond the 21 day legal requirement.
We encourage any representations to be submitted by 31 January 2024.
You can comment on the application:
The application will be decided by our Development Control Committee.
The date for consideration of this application by Development Control Committee has not been set.
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.