SLDC seeks LDF submissions on National Planning Policy
1 June 2012
South Lakeland District Council is seeking
submissions on the Land Allocations Development Plan Document’s
(DPD) conformity with the Government’s recently issued National
Planning Policy framework (NPPF).
Towards the end of the previous consultation
period, the Government published a new National Planning Policy
Framework which replaces most existing national planning policies.
The Inspector will look closely at whether the Land Allocations
document conforms with national policy.
To help the Inspector and ensure everyone can
have their say on this important issue, SLDC is seeking further
submissions on whether the Land Allocations Document is in
conformity with the National Planning Policy framework (NPPF).
The council has now submitted its DPD to the
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The
Secretary will shortly appoint a Planning Inspector to carry out an
Independent examination of the Land Allocations document, taking
into account the representations that people have made in the
recent consultation exercise. The inspector will set the timetable
for hearings and submission of the Inspector’s report. SLDC is the
first authority in the North West to reach this milestone.
Leader of SLDC, Cllr Peter
Thornton, said: “This is a major step which marks the
start of the independent examination process. We want to give
people the fullest possible opportunity to have their say on how
the new National Planning Policy Framework affects the Land
“This latest requests for submissions will
give a further opportunity for residents to put comments forward on
whether they believe the DPD is compliant with the Government’s
planning policy. I must stress that it is not a chance to repeat
any comments already submitted during the previous consultation
stages as these will already have been submitted to the Secretary
Submissions are invited on this matter between
Friday 1 June and 5pm on Monday 16 July 2012
either by letter or email. Submissions will be forwarded to the
Inspector to be taken into account in examining the soundness of
the DPD. All relevant documents, including the NPPF and DPD, are
available as part of the DPD submission documents on our website at
and at council offices and libraries from 1st June 2012.
Submissions can be made in writing to
Development Plans Manager, South Lakeland District Council, South
Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, LA9 4DL. Or by email to