Grange residents approve plan to have greater say in planning process
3 August 2018
A South Lakeland community has voted in favour of a neighbourhood plan that will see them take a greater role in planning and development in their area.
On Thursday 26 July residents from Grange-over-Sands cast their votes in a referendum on the plan, with over 77% approval
The plan outlines a shared vision for the parish and defines the type of development which is supported by the community.
The go-ahead from the community means that the Grange-over-Sands Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the development plan for the district, outside the national parks. The plan will be a key document that has to be taken into account when determining any planning applications within the parish.
A neighbourhood plan can establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood, such as the location and appearance of new buildings, and may identify sites for new development.
The Grange-over-Sands Neighbourhood Plan, a statement setting out details of our decision to adopt the plan and the reasons for it, are available for inspection at the following locations during normal opening hours:
- South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal LA9 4DQ
- Grange-over-Sands library, Grange Fell Road, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6BQ
- Grange Town Council Offices, Victoria Hall, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6DP
Turnout in the Grange-over-Sands Neighbourhood Plan referendum was 24.69%, with 686 votes for ‘yes’ and 194 votes for ‘no’.