Update 7th November 2023

We are disappointed that this proposal was approved by the Lake District National Park Authority’s planning committee on 1st November.

This site is allocated for development in the local plan, but we are particularly disappointed that the authority allowed the proposal to go ahead without amendments to reduce the density and make it more closely in line with their strong policies on affordable housing.  The reasoning given for this was that despite being allocated in the previous local plan too, no viable proposal has been put forward that would fully meet the policy requiring the first 5 houses on a site to be local occupancy and any beyond that to be affordable.

24th November, 2022

We have responded to proposals for 40 new properties to be built on land off Loughrigg Meadow in Ambleside.
Although the site is allocated for development in the Lake District Local Plan, meaning that the principle of housing development here has already been approved, the plans far exceed the c.28 dwellings expected and contain far fewer affordable homes than are required by local planning policy.  We are concerned that the high density of the development has resulted in an urban and car-dominated layout that will not reflect the character of Ambleside and that it will impact negatively on views and the adjacent public right of way and Scheduled Monument.

Local people have also raised concerns. You can read our response here.

See also the Lake District National Park Authority's policy requirements for the site.