Policy and guidance

Last Updated: 3 April 2024

We have policies to control development affecting historic buildings and natural heritage. 

This includes: 

  • countryside
  • landscape
  • Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • nature conservation interests, including sites of special scientific interest
  • sites of international importance
  • conservation areas 
  • listed buildings

We work in conservation areas promoting improvement and good management through:

  • grant aid
  • enhancement schemes
  • appraisals (including boundary reviews)

It also includes preparation of design guidance and encouraging communities to assess what makes their town or village special.

Guidance and advice

Conservation contacts

Contact details of organisations involved in conservation in the South Lakeland area: