Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Plan

Last Updated: 3 May 2023

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 Note that from 1 April 2023 South Lakeland District Council was superseded by Westmorland and Furness Council.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 has been appointed to consider whether the proposed Neighbourhood Plan meets certain basic conditions set out in law.

If the examination concludes that the Neighbourhood Plan is satisfactory, with modifications if necessary, the relevant Local Authority will arrange for a referendum to take place. Anybody registered to vote in the area covered by the Neighbourhood Plan will be entitled to vote. If more than 50% of those voting vote 'yes' then the Plan will be put into force.

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