Climate Change

Climate change is already having a direct impact upon what the Lake District looks like and how its environment, society, and economy will function in the future. Our strategic response to the risks that climate change presents to the Vision, Special Qualities and attributes of Outstanding Universal Value must be holistic, rather than limited to a single strategy.

Therefore we have addressed climate change through a number of our policies in this document including ‘Principles of development’, ‘Development and flooding’, ‘Biodiversity and geodiversity’, ‘Design and development’, ‘Lakeshore development’, ‘West Distinctive Area’ (in relation to Coast) and ‘Renewable and low carbon energy’.

Flow diagram of how climate change is addressed across the local plan