We recently met with the Lake District National Park Authority‘s Local Plan Team and are keen to continue a dialogue with them as the Local Plan preparation process continues.  We understand that it is likely that consultation on the next version of the Plan will take place in Spring 2019. The Lake District National Park Authority will soon be formally issuing a revised timetable for the Plan’s preparation.

We also recently attended the launch of the Lake District National Park Authority’s ‘Smarter Travel: A Vision for Sustainable Visitor Travel in the Lake District National Park, 2018-2040’. This document will sit alongside the Local Plan. We agree that it is crucial to find ways of moving visitors around the Park more sustainably, but we do have concerns about some of the approaches being considered. Although no formal consultation on the document is planned, we will liaise with the Lake District National Park Authority to help ensure that the ambitions set out are taken forward in a way that supports the conservation and enhancement of the National Park.

28th June 2018

We have responded to the Lake District National Park Authority's Local Plan review

You can find our comments here

27th June 2018

The consultation on the Lake District Local Plan Review closes on 29th June (this Friday). Please see below for information about how to comment.

12th June 2018

We have put together a page setting out our concerns about the Lake District National Park Local Plan Review.  You can find the information here : https://www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk/news/local-plan-review

We have uploaded briefing documents for each of the areas of concern.  If you would like to respond to the Local Plan Review, you are welcome to use the information we have published.

The Local Plan Review closes on Friday 29th June

31st May 2018

We are currently working our way through the Lake District National Park’s Local Plan Review consultation documents.

There is a very large volume of information to read and process. We will share more detailed information about our concerns with you by the end of next week (by 8th June).

We have already picked out a number of aspects of the plan that we are concerned about including proposed green field site allocations, transport, car parking and above all, a lack of focus on the actual purposes of the National Park to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Lake District.

A 'Local Plan' is a set of policies used to inform decisions on planning applications and appeals, and a local planning authority should review its Local Plan at regular intervals to assess whether some or all of it may need updating.

Local Plans are generally reviewed every five years and the Lake District National Park Authority is currently in the process of reviewing the Lake District National Park’s Local Plan and asking for public comment.

Its public consultation runs from 8 May until 29 June 2018. More information about the consultation is available on the Lake District National Park’s website: http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/planning/local-plan-review