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Neighbourhood Plans

People can have a say on new developments in their area by working together to prepare:

  • neighbourhood plans
  • neighbourhood development orders

If your community is thinking about preparing a neighbourhood plan contact developmentplans@southlakeland.gov.uk  

Please contact us as early as possible so we can help you decide on the way forward.

You may also find it useful to read the Neighbourhood Planning protocol (PDF/242KB/7 pages).

Location of all the designated neighbourhood areas.

Neighbourhood plans in South Lakeland

Heversham and Hincaster

The Heversham and Hincaster Neighbourhood Plan referendum on 16 February 2017. Following the referendum the decision has been taken to 'make' the Plan and adopt it as part of the Development Plan for South Lakeland. It will now be used to guide land use and development proposals within Heversham and Hincaster Parishes until 2025.

The Final 'made' Plan and Regulation 19 Decision Statement can be viewed during normal opening hours at South Lakeland House, Kendal, LA9 4DL and at Milnthorpe library.


Relevant documents: 

Following comments received from Natural England, Historic England and the Environment Agency we have determined that a full Strategic Environmental Assessment is not required.

Burneside

A steering group is working on preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the parishes of Strickland Roger and Strickland Ketel excluding the areas allocated for development in South Lakeland District Council's Local Plan known as Land West of High Sparrowmire and part of Land North of Laurel Gardens.

The Lake District National Park Authority has also approved the application.

Other documents related to the preparation of Burneside Neighbourhood Plan so far:

For further information on the current progress in the preparation of this Neighbourhood Plan, please see Burneside Parish Council's Neighbourhood Plan.

Grange-over-Sands

A steering group is working on preparing a neighbourhood plan for Grange-over-Sands Parish.

For further information on the current progress in the preparation of this Neighbourhood Plan, please see Grange Town Council's Neighbourhood Plan.

Lower Allithwaite

A steering group is working on preparing a neighbourhood plan for Lower Allithwaite Parish. 

Neighbourhood planning guidance 

The Campaign to Protect Rural England and the National Association of Local Councils have produced a guide called How to shape where you live: a guide to neighbourhood planning.

There is also additional information at Planning Help

Government guidance includes:

Cumbria Association of Local Councils and Action with Communities in Cumbria have produced a Local Guide to Neighbourhood Planning.

Further information: