Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan (CAMP) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Last Updated: 22 March 2023

On 8 March 2023 we adopted the Cartmel CAMP SPD.

Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan Supplementary Planning Document (PDF 5.2MB / 81 pages)

The accompanying Consultation Statement (March 2023) sets out how we have engaged with communities and stakeholders in the preparation of the Cartmel CAMP SPD and how comments received have been taken into account in preparing the final document.

Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan Supplementary Planning Document Consultation Statement (PDF 1.1MB / 58 pages)

As part of the adoption process we have also published an Adoption Statement.

Adoption of the Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan (Supplementary Planning Document) (PDF 226KB / 1 page)

Note: Any persons aggrieved by the adoption of the Cartmel CAMP may apply to the High Court for permission to apply for judicial review of the decision. Any such application must be made promptly and in any event no later than 3 months after the date on which the SPD was adopted (i.e. by 8 June 2023).

What is the Cartmel CAMP?

The Cartmel CAMP is a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). It was adopted by SLDC as SPD on 8 March 2023. This means it has considerable weight as a material consideration in determining planning applications affecting the Cartmel Conservation Area. Supplementary Planning Documents add further details to policies in an adopted Local Plan, in this case the CAMP is SPD to South Lakeland Core Strategy Policy CS8.6 and to South Lakeland Development Management Policy DM3.

The purpose of this Management Plan is to help protect the special character of the Cartmel Conservation Area. It forms part of the evidence base for decision-making to help preserve and enhance the character and appearance of the Conservation Area.

To help achieve this, the document:

  • Sets out guidance to promote positive design change to protect the special character (significance) of Cartmel Conservation Area
  • Identifies a list of buildings or features of local architectural or historical interest (the 'Local List'), which are known as non-designated heritage assets (NDHA's), that are of particular merit in the Conservation Area, so the significance of these buildings or features will become a material consideration in planning decisions that affect them. Buildings and features included in the Local List are detailed in the CAMP, but can also be viewed on our online mapping system.
  • Recommends the making of an Article 4 Direction so that express planning permission is required for works to buildings on the Local List that would not ordinarily require an application for planning permission.
  • Provide a strategy for Buildings at Risk
  • Identifies threats to significance
  • Identifies opportunities for environmental enhancement and the need for grant-aid
  • Makes recommendations for future monitoring

Earlier stages in the making of the Cartmel CAMP

Revised Cartmel CAMP SPD

Following public consultation in March to April 2022 a further public consultation was undertaken in November to December 2022 on a revised Conservation Area Management Plan (CAMP).

Draft Revised Cartmel CAMP SPD November 2022 (PDF 3.9MB / 77 pages)

View all published responses to the Revised Draft CAMP November 2022

First Draft Cartmel CAMP SPD Consultation 3 March to 14 April 2022

The First Draft Cartmel CAMP SPD was consulted on for 6 weeks from 3 March to 14 April 2022. We encouraged as many people as possible to give us their views through our online survey.

A drop in event was held as part of the consultation at Cartmel Village Hall on Friday 25 March between 2pm and 6.30pm.

First Draft Cartmel CAMP SPD (PDF 6MB / 87 pages)

View all published responses to the Draft Cartmel CAMP March 2022

The Interim Consultation Statement provides an account of the main issues raised during consultation in March - April 2022 and how these have been taken into account in the revised Cartmel CAMP SPD November 2022.

Interim Consultation Statement November 2022 (PDF 594KB / 46 pages)

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Updated Initial Screening Opinion for Cartmel CAMP SPD

A strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessment Initial Screening Opinion was undertaken to demonstrate that the draft SPD will not give rise to any significant environmental effects as the effects on protected sites would appear to be very limited. As a result it was concluded it was not necessary to subject the Plan to HRA. These conclusions have been informed by the advice of Natural England, the Environment Agency and Historic England (see responses below).

It is considered the changes proposed to the revised Cartmel CAMP are not of a substantive nature that would materially affect the conclusions of the initial screening report consulted on in 2021.

Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening for Draft CAMP Supplementary Planning Document (PDF 656KB / 26 pages)