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Development brief adoption

11 September 2017

We have adopted planning documents for two sites in the district which will help enable the delivery of new homes.

On Wednesday, 30 August, our Cabinet approved adoption of development briefs for Green Dragon Farm, Burton-in-Kendal and north of Sycamore Close, Endmoor.

The development briefs are now part of the Local Plan for South Lakeland outside the National Parks.

Development briefs provide site-specific planning guidance, setting out details that inform developers and other interested groups of the constraints and opportunities presented by a site, and the type of development that is encouraged or expected on each site.

The briefs will also help to guide planners when considering future planning applications for the development sites.

Our portfolio holder for housing and innovation, Councillor Jonathan Brook, said: “As a council we are committed to help deliver new homes - including affordable homes both to rent and buy - across South Lakeland.

“The preparation of development briefs is an important aspect of setting guidelines for developers and helps us allocate land for the right type of development.”

Adopted development briefs, the adoption statement, consultation statements and associated information can be inspected online and at the following locations during normal opening hours from Thursday, 14 September:

  • South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, LA9 4DQ
  • Libraries in Kendal and Milnthorpe

Both development briefs have gone through a rigorous process - including several consultation stages - but if any person is aggrieved by the adoption they may apply to the High Court for permission to apply for a judicial review of the decision.

Any such application must be made promptly, no later than three months after the adoption date of 30 August 2017.

For more information, contact our development plans team on 01539 793388 or via email developmentplans@southlakeland.gov.uk.