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Glossary of Terms

Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. They support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Connecting Cumbria

A Cumbria Country Council led partnership aimed at providing access to superfast fibre broadband to every resident, business, organisation and visitor in Cumbria.

Community Safety Partnership

A group of organisations and voluntary groups who work together with a common aim to tackle crime and disorder in the area and to maintain South Lakeland’s position as one of the safest places in the North West.

Cumbria Strategic Economic Plan

A 10 year plan, concentrating on four strategic priorities with intervention through four economic drivers. This ‘four by four’ approach will deliver the maximum benefit for Cumbria and drive economic growth at a county, national and international level.

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP)

CLEP provides a strategic lead in all activities contributing to the growth and vibrancy of the county’s economy and where appropriate takes positive action, using the skills, capability and networks of its partners.

Customer Contact Strategy

A council strategy that sets out to simplify the way services interact with people and improve the customer experience.

Development Briefs

Development Briefs give guidance on development on specific sites. They show which policies of the Local Plan apply to each specific site as well as detailed requirements on siting, access, design and landscaping and are subject to public consultation. Once adopted, they are used to assist the master planning of development and inform the consideration of planning applications.

Development Management Policies

Policies of the Local Plan that set out the criteria against which planning applications will be considered including design and environmental standards.

Economic Growth Strategy

A council strategy that sets out the ambition to be the very best place to work and to do business. It is an ambition that focuses on the need to create the right opportunities for economic growth, recognising that further investment will be needed to enable the district to fulfil its economic potential.

Gross Value Added

The measure of the value of goods and services produced in an area, industry or sector of an economy.

Invest in South Lakeland Programme

An inward investment service provided by the Economic Development Team providing information to businesses of all sizes, covering all industry sectors whether already operating in South Lakeland, new start-ups or businesses looking to expand or move into the District.

Investors in People (IiP)

Investors in People provide a best practice people management standard, offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to the Investors in People framework.

Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP)

This plan provides the financial planning mechanism to ensure the council, both individually and in partnership can deliver its corporate priorities by providing a strategic forecast of both expenditure and resources.

New Homes Bonus

The Government matches the additional Council Tax raised for new homes and properties brought back into use by the council, with an additional £350 for each affordable home.

Greenwich Leisure Limited

A not for profit charity, contracted to manage Kendal Leisure Centre, Ulverston Swimming Pool and Outdoor Complex, and Windermere Outdoor centre.

Sustainable Procurement & Commissioning Strategy

A council strategy that sets out the procurement aims and objectives for the next three years.

Public Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2014 to 2019

The Council’s Public Health and Wellbeing Strategy presents how the council will work with partners sharing expertise, skills and resources to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents and reduce health inequalities.

Third Sector

The Third Sector or voluntary sector, community sector or not-for-profit sector is the activity undertaken by organisations that are not for profit and non-governmental.

World Heritage Site (WHS)

A World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, island, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of special cultural or physical significance.