Evidence test page

We have undertaken research to inform the policy documents that make up the Local Plan. The research is called the 'Evidence Base' and comprises of reports and studies across the different topic areas listed below.

Evidence must be regularly reviewed and kept up to date to ensure we have an up to date understanding of the area and the issues that need addressing in the Local Plan.

We will update this page as and when new evidence is produced, or existing documents are revised. Lots of new research and evidence will be prepared for our Local Plan Review.

Evidence base topics

Environment Evidence

This table lists current evidence relating to both the built and natural environment.

 Document Title / Link

 Date
Cumbria Landscape Character Guidance and Toolkit March 2011 
Cumbria Historic Landscape Character Assessment July 2009
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (PDF 27MB / 144 pages) October 2007

Employment and Retail Evidence

This table lists current evidence relating to employment and retail.

Document Title / Link  Date 

Employment Land Review (PDF 1.27MB / 101 pages)

Appendix 3: Sites Assessed - Locations and Boundaries (PDF 39MB / 42 pages)

February 2012
South Lakeland Retail Study Update (PDF 3.5MB / 180 pages)

Retail Study Update Note 1 (PDF 82KB / 3 pages)

Retail Study Update Note 2 (PDF 313KB / 23 pages)

February 2012

November 2012

November 2012

Housing Evidence

This table lists current evidence relating to housing.

Document Title / Link  Date

Cumbria Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (PDF 1.9MB / 139 pages)

November 2013

Housing Land Annual Position Statement 2019 (PDF 3.3MB / 133 pages)

Housing Land Annual Position Statement 2018 (PDF 2.6MB / 81 pages)

Housing Land Position Report 2017 (PDF 3.6MB / 87 pages)

Housing Land Position Report 2016 (PDF 3.MB / 82 pages)

Housing Land Position Report 2015 (PDF 3.9MB / 84 pages)

Housing Land Position Report 2014 (PDF 3.9MB / 78 pages)

Published July 2019

Published January 2019

March 2017

March 2016

March 2015

March 2014

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) (PDF 294KB / 57 pages)

SHLAA Appendices 1-8 (PDF 8.6MB / 115 pages)

SHLAA Sites List and Maps (PDF 9.6MB / 43 pages)

Yield totals by settlement, Scenarios 1 to 4 (PDF 233KB / 72 pages)

March 2009

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (PDF 7.5MB / 239 pages)

October 2017

South Lakeland New Build Home Survey 2017 (PDF 1.4MB/ 25 pages)

February 2018

Viability Evidence

 This table lists current evidence relating to viability.

Document Title / Link  Date

Cumbria Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (PDF 1.9MB / 139 pages)

November 2013

Housing Land Annual Position Statement 2019 (PDF 3.3MB / 133 pages)

Housing Land Annual Position Statement 2018 (PDF 2.6MB / 81 pages)

Housing Land Position Report 2017 (PDF 3.6MB / 87 pages)

Housing Land Position Report 2016 (PDF 3.MB / 82 pages)

Housing Land Position Report 2015 (PDF 3.9MB / 84 pages)

Housing Land Position Report 2014 (PDF 3.9MB / 78 pages)

Published July 2019

Published January 2019

March 2017

March 2016

March 2015

March 2014

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) (PDF 294KB / 57 pages)

SHLAA Appendices 1-8 (PDF 8.6MB / 115 pages)

SHLAA Sites List and Maps (PDF 9.6MB / 43 pages)

Yield totals by settlement, Scenarios 1 to 4 (PDF 233KB / 72 pages)

March 2009

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (PDF 7.5MB / 239 pages)

October 2017

South Lakeland New Build Home Survey 2017 (PDF 1.4MB/ 25 pages)

February 2018

Annual Monitoring Reports

Each year we prepare an Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) to review progress made in the preparation of Local Plan documents and assess the effectiveness of our policies.

Document Title / Link Date
Annual Monitoring Report: Update of Economy Figures (PDF 131KB / 1 pages) January 2020
Annual Monitoring Report 2018 to 2019 (PDF 1.21MB / 91 pages) December 2019
Annual Monitoring Report 2017 to 2018 (PDF 950KB / 79 pages) January 2019
Annual Monitoring Report 2016 to 2017 (PDF 2MB / 87 pages) January 2018
Annual Monitoring Report 2015 to 2016 (PDF 3MB / 70 pages) January 2017