Site area (hectares): 0.82

Use: Employment

Site requirements:

  • A Heritage, Design and Access Statement and a World Heritage Site Checklist.
  • Design, layout and scale will be important considerations to reduce any adverse effects on the amenity of nearby properties. Development should follow the form of the existing units, simple in form reflecting the vernacular character, and be integrated into the landscape.
  • Demonstrate measures to reduce its impact on the landscape including a landscaping scheme. New buildings should be sited close to the existing buildings to limit impacts on the wider, open landscape. The topography should be taken into account when designing the scheme.
  • A landscaping scheme which should include consideration to cutting into the topography to reduce the impact on the open landscape character of the area, alongside planting a shelterbelt of trees to form the southern boundary of the site.
  • Surface water drainage strategy is required which demonstrates that development incorporates SUDS. A suitable discharge location will need to be demonstrated.
  • Prior to submitting an application, liaise with Cumbria County Council to discuss the creation of a new access or intensification of the existing access including acceptable visibility splays.
  • Transport Assessment and Travel Plan required including demonstration of adequate parking.
  • Consideration should be given to proposed lighting to reduce the impact of light spill onto neighbouring properties and in terms of wider landscape impacts.
  • Sewerage capacity issues may need to be investigated at the time of an application.
  • An extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey should be undertaken to establish potential ecological constraints to development. This survey will inform the requirement for further surveys, for example for bats.
  • The River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake is a designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and River Derwent and Tributaries Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) so development, including construction, must avoid adverse impact on the designated watercourse.