Neighbourhood Plan and Design Guide

A Neighbourhood Development Plan is prepared by the Parish Council and the local community and contains policies and proposals relating to the use of land and buildings, including the protection of land as well as proposals for new development.


Details of those serving each ward on the Parish Council, along with District and County Councillors.

The 6-week Local Consultation on the Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Plan – 2021-2029 has now closed.

Information about the Pre-Draft Submission

The Allithwaite and Cartmel Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan has been published. Following the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 24th May 2021, it was agreed that we proceed to the consultation stage.

The consultation period ran for 6 weeks up until 29th October 2021. All residents of Allithwaite and Cartmel will have received a letter with a questionnaire, a response form and a booklet with a self-addressed envelope for the return of the questionnaire. The questionnaire was also available to complete online.

Following the public consultation process on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan, the Plan will be amended and submitted to South Lakeland District Council together with supporting documentation, including the Consultation Statement setting out who has been consulted, how the consultation has been undertaken and how the representations received have informed the Plan, and the Basic Conditions Statement setting out how the Neighbourhood Plan satisfies the Basic Conditions of paragraph 8(2) of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

South Lakeland District Council will then re-consult before the Plan is subjected to an Examination by an Independent Examiner. Once any further amendments have been made the Plan will be subjected to a local Referendum, and then ‘made’ part of the Development Plan by the Council and used to determine planning applications in Allithwaite and Cartmel Parish.

Neighbourhood Development Plan and Design Guide

The pre-submission draft working document for Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Development Plan 2021-2029 is available for information and guidance. The consultation period to gather feedback on the draft working document closed on 29 October 2021. Information on amendments to the working documents based on the feedback received will be published to this website in due course.

About Allithwaite and Cartmel

During the Neighbourhood Plan preparation journey a number of documents and reports were taken into consideration by the Steering Group to help guide the course.

Consultation Responses

The Consultation period ran from the 6th September 2021 to 29th October 2021 and has now closed. Further information about the feedback received and how this impacts on the draft plan will be added to this website as available.

Background documents, annexes and roadmap

The Steering Group followed a defined protocol and undertook a number of consultation exercises with statutory bodies, local residents and businesses during its period of work and used or published a progressive series of documents based on views and comments submitted. These helped to provide intelligence to its work during its progress towards the finalisation of the Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan now presented.

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