Neighbourhood Plan Consultation: Allithwaite and Cartmel

Feb 1, 2023 | Parish News

South Lakeland District Council

Town and Country Planning, England The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012

Public Consultation on the Submitted Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Development Plan

Following designation of the Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Area in October 2014, Allithwaite and Cartmel Parish Council has formally submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to South Lakeland District Council, under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. 

The Neighbourhood Plan will guide new development proposals in the Neighbourhood Area up to 2032 and establishes the type of development supported by the community.

We are inviting comments on the Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Plan between Thursday 2 February 2023 and 5pm Thursday 16 March 2023.  Representations are invited during this 6 week public consultation period.

Where to view the Neighbourhood Plan

The submitted Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying supporting documents are available to view online on our Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Plan webpage , the parish council website and at the following locations during normal opening/visiting times:

  • Kendal Town Hall, Lowther Street, Kendal, LA9 4DQ
  • Kendal Library, Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4PY
  • Grange-over-Sands Library, Grange Fell Road, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6BQ
  • Ulverston Library, Kings Road, Ulverston, LA12 0BT
  • Cartmel Village Hall, The Square, Cartmel, LA11 6QB
  • Allithwaite Community Centre, Quarry Lane, Allithwaite, LA11 7QJ
  • Cartmel Priory, Cartmel, LA11 6DQ
  • St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Allithwaite, LA11 7QR

How to comment

Comments can be made by:

  • Completing our online survey (our preferred way as it reduces administrative costs);
  • Emailing us at or;
  • Writing to us at: Strategy Team, South Lakeland District Council, South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4DQ

When making comments, please specify the document you are referring to plus the policy, page or paragraph number, as appropriate. In respect of each of your comments, please confirm whether you are objecting, supporting, seeking a modification or making a general comment.

Note Please note that comments made will be recorded and published, along with the respondent’s name on the Council’s website.

Any representations made may also include a request to be notified of our decision on whether to ‘make’ (adopt) the Plan under Regulation 19.

What happens next?

Following the end of the period of public consultation, the Neighbourhood Plan, accompanying documents and representations will be submitted for examination by an independent examiner.  The examination will consider whether the proposed Neighbourhood Plan meets certain basic conditions set out by law.

If the examination concludes that the Neighbourhood Plan is satisfactory, with modifications if necessary, the relevant Local Authority will arrange for a referendum to take place.  Anybody registered to vote in the area covered by the Neighbourhood Plan will be entitled to vote. If more than 50% of those voting vote ‘yes’ then the Plan will put into force.

If you have any queries regarding this matter, please contact a member of the Strategy Team on 01539 733333 or by emailing

Yours sincerely,

Alastair McNeill

Strategy Senior Specialist

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