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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’.

More information on the Grange-over-Sands Neighbourhood Plan