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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.
Consultation on Modifications 25 October – 6 December 2018
South Lakeland District Council and Lancaster City Council jointly submitted the Arnside & Silverdale AONB DPD to the Secretary of State (Planning Inspectorate) for Examination in February 2018 and the Planning Inspectorate subsequently appointed Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI to conduct the examination into whether the AONB DPD is sound. The examination hearings took place between 19 and 21 June.
Following the completion of the Hearing Sessions, a schedule of Main Modifications to the AONB DPD has now been published for consultation. The Inspector considers these changes are necessary in order for the AONB DPD to be found ‘sound’. A schedule of Minor Modifications including typographical corrections, factual corrections and updates to the Policies Map has also been published.
All relevant documents and notes on how to comment can be found here
Hard copies of the documents are also available at the following locations during normal opening hours:
- South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4DQ
- Morecambe Town Hall, Marine Road East, Morecambe, LA4 5AF
- Arnside & Silverdale AONB Offices, The Old Station Building, Arnside, LA5 0HG
- Libraries in Arnside, Carnforth, Kendal, Milnthorpe and Silverdale.
People are encouraged to respond online, however comments are still accepted by email or post
We expect that the Arnside & Silverdale AONB DPD will be completed (“adopted”) by February 2019.