Arnside and Silverdale AONB DPD




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.

Next Steps

The development plan document and supporting documents were submitted to the Secretary of State on 28 February 2018 and an independent Inspector appointed, Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI  to conduct a public examination into the soundness of the plan, taking account of the representations made on the proposed submission version. Following the Hearing Sessions in June 2018, we published for consultation a schedule of Main Modifications to the AONB DPD, as required by the Inspector in order for the AONB DPD to be found 'sound'.  The consultation was advertised between 25 October and 6 December 2018, after which all responses were forwarded to the Inspector for his final deliberations. 

The Inspector’s Report (PDF, 270KB)on the Examination of the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Development Plan Document (DPD) was received on 30 January 2019.  Subject to Council resolution on 13 March 2019, the DPD will be adopted as part of the Lancaster City Local Plan.


Last updated: 01 February 2019