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Development brief details

Development briefs provide planning guidance on how specific larger, complex or sensitive sites should be developed.

They show which policies apply to each site and contain detailed guidance on things like access, design and landscaping.

Development briefs are prepared following consultation with the public, developers and delivery partners and are a used when assessing planning applications.

The things development briefs cover include:

  • the overall vision for the site
  • the type and location of open space and other green infrastructure landscaping design and features
  • building design and site layout principles
  • accessibility into and through the site
  • community and other infrastructure needs

They do not consider merits of the sites as allocations, as the principle of development on the sites has already been approved.

Adopted development briefs

Phase 3B development brief

On 25 April 2018 we adopted a Development Brief for the site East of Milnthorpe Road, Holme:

The brief and supporting contextual information document are available to view at the following locations during normal opening hours:

  • South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal LA9 4DQ
  • Libraries in Kendal and Milnthorpe

Any person aggrieved by the adoption of the Development Brief 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 not later than 3 months after the date on which the Brief was adopted (i.e. 3 months after 25 April 2018).

As part of the adoption process we have published an Adoption Statement (PDF/48KB/1 page).

All documents associated with the earlier preparation stages of the brief can be viewed as part of the Phase 3B Supporting documents.

Phase 3A development briefs

On 30 August 2017 we adopted two Phase 3A Development Briefs along with supporting contextual information documents for the following sites:

Phase 2 development briefs

On 23 November 2016 we adopted the three Phase 2 Development Briefs for the following sites:

Phase 1 development briefs

Development Briefs have been adopted for the following sites: