Together with South Lakeland District Council, we are preparing a dedicated Development Plan Document (DPD) for the whole of the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The DPD will form part of both authorities’ Local Plans. It will identify sites for new housing and employment to meet local needs and will set out planning policies to ensure that development reflects the AONB designation.
The development plan document and supporting documents were submitted to the Secretary of State on 28 February 2018 and an independent Inspector appointed to conduct a public examination into the soundness of the plan, taking account of the representations made on the proposed submission version, date to be confirmed. After the Inspector’s report is received, the Councils will jointly consider adopting the plan, subject to any recommended changes. We expect that the Arnside & Silverdale AONB DPD will be completed (“adopted”) by August 2018.
View the Examination Stage and Submission Documents here
The Planning Inspectorate has appointed Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI to conduct the Examination into whether the AONB DPD is sound.
The Examination will include public hearings. The Notice of Examinations can be found in the link above
The Programme Officer for the joint examination is Miss Kerry Trueman. The role of the Programme Officer is to assist the Inspector with the conduct of the examination. The Programme Officer is independent of the council and works for the Inspector. Contact details for the Programme Officer can be found in the link above.
For all AONB DPD examination matters the Programme Officer should be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone contact 01539 793560.
Last updated: 04 May 2018