Stunning limestone pavements, ancient woodlands, intimate orchards and meadows and an impressive coastline make Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty one of England's finest landscapes. The work of the AONB Partnership aims to conserve and enhance this extraordinary place now and for the future.
Have your say!
October 26th, 2015
South Lakeland District Council and Lancaster City Council are working together to prepare a dedicated Development Plan Document (DPD) for the whole of the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The DPD will form part of both authorities’ Local Plans. It will identify sites for new housing and employment to meet local needs and will set out planning policies to ensure that development reflects the AONB designation.
A document setting out the Issues that the DPD will need to address and the Options for doing so, as well as a series of maps setting out site options suggested to us for consideration for development or protection, has now been published for consultation. The document asks various questions that we hope the communities in the AONB and other key stakeholders will answer.
Consultation events are being held in six main communities in the AONB to enable people to ask questions and discuss the issues and options with Development Plans Officers and members of the AONB Management team. All events will run from 2pm until 7pm.
|Heron Hall, Storth||Wednesday 18 November 2015|
|Village Hall, Warton||Thursday 19 November 2015|
|Gaskell Hall, Silverdale||Wednesday 25 November 2015|
|Educational Institute, Arnside||Monday 30 November 2015|
|Heron Theatre, Beetham||Tuesday 1 December 2015|
|Village Hall, Yealand||Wednesday 2 December 2015|
Even if you can’t come along to any of the events, comments are invited between Friday 6 November 2015 and 5pm Friday 18 December 2015. These can be made by using the online consultation response facility http://applications.southlakeland.gov.uk/ldfconsultation/ Alternatively, contact SLDC’s Development Plans Team to request a response form or pick one up from any of the events or one of the locations listed below and return it to us by email or post.
The Issues and Options document, and other associated information can be viewed at the following locations, during normal opening hours:
• Arnside & Silverdale AONB Offices, The Old Station Building, Arnside LA5 0HG
• South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal LA9 4DL
• Customer Service Centre, Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ
• Customer Service Centre, Town Hall, Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 5AF
• Libraries in Arnside, Carnforth, Kendal, Lancaster, Milnthorpe, Morecambe and Silverdale.
The documents may also be viewed on the councils’ websites and the Arnside & Silverdale AONB website:
For further information, visit the websites, or contact:
Tel: 01539 793388
Development Plans Team, South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4DQ
Tel: 01524 582383
Local Plans Team, Town Hall, Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 5AF