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Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document Consultation

Consultation Information

The Authority is developing a new Local Plan, this is in the final stages of examination and we anticipate adopting it in early 2021. This will introduce a new requirement to ensure new development increases rather than reduces levels of biodiversity. The Supplementary Planning Document will provide information on how this can be achieved. It is important we have a process in place to ensure we have an up to date Supplementary Planning Document in place to coincide with the adoption of the Living Lakes Local Plan. This consultation is a crucial part of that process.

Period of consultation

We are inviting comments of the draft Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document. In accordance with our Statement of Community Involvement, the statutory period for making representations is six weeks starting from Monday 11 January to 5pm 19 February 2021.

Inspection of Documents

From Monday 11 January 2021 the draft SPD will be available to view here on our website
Copies of the SPD can be provided on request by phoning 01539-724555 or email localplan@lakedistrict.gov.uk


Please use the Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document questionnaire.
Representations can be made throughout the consultation period, but must be made before 5pm on Friday 19 February 2021.

Completed questionnaires should be submitted online. If this is not possible then they can be sent by email to localplan@lakedistrict.gov.uk or returned to:
Strategy and Partnerships, Lake District National Park Authority, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road. Kendal, LA8 7RL

All representations will be considered and the SPD reviewed accordingly. We intend to take the final version of the Biodiversity

Supplementary Planning Document though our committee cycles to coincide with the adoption of the Local Plan.


Give us your views on the consultation

Biodiversiry Supplementary Planning Document

Read the full Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document - PDF