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 (Examination Stage)

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, 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 late 2018.  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 below.  For all AONB DPD examination matters the Programme Officer should be contacted via e-mail at Telephone contact 01539 793560.  View the EXAMINATION STAGE.


Last updated: 29 August 2018