What We Do
We work in partnership and aim to achieve • an outstanding landscape, rich in wildlife and cultural heritage • a thriving, sustainable economy and vibrant communities • a strong connection between people and the landscape
A Development Plan Document for Arnside & Silverdale AONB
A dedicated Development Plan Document (DPD) for the whole of the AONB which identifies sites for new housing and employment to contribute towards meeting local needs and sets out planning policies to ensure that development reflects the AONB designation, has been prepared jointly by South Lakeland District Council and Lancaster City Council.
The AONB DPD, which will form part of both Councils’ Local Plans, was submitted to the Secretary of State (Planning Inspectorate) for Examination in February 2018. The Planning Inspectorate subsequently appointed Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI to conduct the examination into whether the AONB DPD was sound. The examination hearings took place between 19 and 21 June and following further consultation, subsequent recommended modifications have been applied and the DPD resubmitted.
The Inspector’s Report has now been received. It concludes that the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Development Plan Document provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the Arnside & Silverdale AONB, provided that these main modifications are made to it.
Subject to Council resolution on 28 March 2019, the DPD will be adopted as part of the South Lakeland Local Plan. Similarly, subject to Council resolution on 13 March 2019, the DPD will be adopted as part of the Lancaster City Local Plan
Once adopted, the DPD will complement the Arnside and Silverdale AONB Management Plan 2014 to 2019.