Revised Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan Supplementary Planning Document

Last Updated: 30 November 2022

A Revised Conservation Area Management Plan (CAMP) for Cartmel is being prepared. Following public consultation earlier this year, South Lakeland District Council has launched a further public consultation on the revised draft Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan, to take account of the comments received and additional work undertaken.

The draft Management Plan, once adopted, will become a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

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

The purpose of the Management Plan is to help protect the special character of the Cartmel Conservation Area. To help achieve this, the draft 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 historic interest 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
  • 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
  • Provides a strategy for Buildings at Risk
  • Identifies threats to significance
  • Identifies opportunities for environmental enhancement and the need for grant-aid
  • Suggests how the condition of the Cartmel conservation area could be monitored in future

The Management Plan will form part of the evidence base for decision-making to help preserve and enhance the character and appearance of the Conservation Area. Once adopted, the document will become a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), and will be a material consideration in determining planning applications within or affecting the Conservation Area.

Have your say

We welcome your views on the document. The consultation runs from 24 November to 22 December 2022.

Please submit your comments here.

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 received (online, email and letter)

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)