Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Plan

Last Updated: 26 January 2024

Following designation of the Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Area in October 2014, Allithwaite and Cartmel Parish Council formally submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to South Lakeland District Council, under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. Note that from 1 April 2023 South Lakeland District Council was superseded by Westmorland and Furness Council.

Following consultation on the submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan (between 2 February and 16 March 2023), Independent Examiner, Mr John R Mattocks, BSc DipTP MRTPI FRGS was appointed to consider whether the proposed Neighbourhood Plan meets certain basic conditions set out in law.

The Independent Examiner has issued his report on the examination of the Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Plan. The report concludes that the draft plan (the Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Development Plan) should proceed to referendum, subject to Amendments being made in line with the Examiner's recommended modifications. This is to ensure the Plan meets the basic conditions. The Examiner's report also concludes that the referendum should cover the neighbourhood area only.

Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Development Plan 2022-2032 - Independent Examination Report (July 2023) (PDF 397KB / 26 pages)

We have published a Decision Statement accepting the recommendations of the Examiner's report and intend to hold a referendum on Thursday 29 February 2024. If the referendum results in a 'yes' vote from the community, the Plan will be 'made' (adopted) and will become part of the development plan for land use and development proposals within Allithwaite and Cartmel Parish until 2032.

Decision Statement (PDF 125KB / 2 pages)

The following documents associated with the Neighbourhood Plan referendum are:

All of the above documents, along with the Examiner's Report and Decision Statement can also be viewed during normal opening hours at:

  • Kendal Town Hall, Lowther Street, Kendal, LA9 4DQ
  • Kendal Library, Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4PY
  • Grange-over-Sands Library, Grange Fell Road, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6BQ
  • Cartmel Village Hall, The Square, Cartmel, LA11 6QB
  • Allithwaite Community Centre, Quarry Lane, Allithwaite, LA11 7QJ
  • Cartmel Priory, Cartmel, LA11 6DQ
  • St Mary's Church, Church Road, Allithwaite, LA11 7QR

Further information relating to the Neighbourhood Plan referendum

Earlier Stages

Neighbourhood Plan Examination documents

Neighbourhood Plan (Submission Version) and supporting documents

The submitted Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying supporting documents include:

Designation as a Neighbourhood Area

In October 2014, Lower Allithwaite Parish Council submitted an application to designate Lower Allithwaite Parish as a neighbourhood area. Following public consultation, the proposed area was formally approved by our Cabinet on 28 January 2015.

Since designation of the Neighbourhood Area, a steering group has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan for Allithwaite and Cartmel Parish. Earlier stages of the process can be viewed on the Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Plan website.

Find out more about Neighbourhood Plans in our district