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A Development Plan Document for Arnside & Silverdale AONB
Arnside & Silverdale AONB Development Plan Document
The Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covers part of South Lakeland and part of Lancaster District.
South Lakeland District Council and Lancaster City Council are preparing a dedicated Development Plan Document (DPD) for the whole of the AONB. The DPD will form part of both Councils’ Local Plans. It will identify sites for new housing and employment to contribute towards meeting local needs and will set out planning policies to ensure that development reflects the AONB designation.
The timetable for preparing this document is set out in the SLDC Local Development Scheme.
Once adopted, the DPD will complement the Arnside and Silverdale AONB Management Plan 2014 to 2019.
South Lakeland District Council and Lancaster City Council jointly submitted the Arnside & Silverdale AONB DPD to the Secretary of State (Planning Inspectorate) for Examination on Wednesday 28 February 2018.
The key submission documents are:
- Submission AONB DPD
- Policies Map and Map Book
- Sustainability Appraisal Report
- Representations Statement
- Consultation Statement
- Statement of Submission
The submission documents are available via Arnside & Silverdale AONB DPD consultation stages. All documents that support the preparation of the DPD are also available via the AONB DPD Submission / Examination Library (pdf, 642kB, 36 pages)
The Planning Inspectorate appointed Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI to conduct the examination into whether the AONB DPD is sound and examination hearings took place between 19 and 21 June. The Inspector’s letter to the Councils regarding modifications after the Hearings has now been published.
To view the documents associated with all previous consultation stages, as well as links to consultation responses, please see Arnside and Silverdale AONB DPD Consultation Stages.
The AONB DPD and other proposed submission documents, including the evidence base and other supporting information, are available at: