Central and South
East Distinctive Area
Recreation open space
Amenity open space
Land allocations proposed in the Central & South East
Distinctive Area 1
Central & South East Distinctive Area Map 2
Table 10: Area of land proposed for allocation in each settlement
in the Central and South East Distinctive Area 3
Windermere and Bowness 8
Chapel Stile and Elterwater 9
Troutbeck Bridge 12
High Newton 14
Kendal Fell Quarry 15
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1 Land allocations proposed in the Central & South East Distinctive
1.1 The purpose of this section of the consultation document is to set out the
physical extent of the Central & South East Distinctive Area, and to identify
where allocations for development, as well as designations for open
space, are proposed.
1.2 Where there are locally distinct approaches to allocating land which reflect
the Distinctive Area policies within the adopted Lake District National Park
Core Strategy, these are identified and explained.
1.3 A summary of how much land is proposed for allocation in each settlement
in the Central & South East Distinctive Area is provided.
1.4 Maps of each settlement are provided so the preferred sites can be easily
identified. Detailed assessments for every site are available on our
website at www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/allocations. Alternatively copies of
specific site assessments can be sent by email or post on request. Please
call 01539 724555.
1.5 Site assessments relating to land which is now excluded from the
allocations process are also available on our website.
1.6 It is essential that this section is read alongside the main covering report
for this consultation, as this explains in detail how decisions have been
taken over where land should be allocated, and how much land is needed
for allocation. It also gives details of the previous and next stages in
Where is the Central & South East Distinctive Area?
1.7 The following map shows the extent of the Central & South East
Distinctive Area, and it identifies the Rural Service Centres and Villages in
the area, which are also listed in the Core Strategy.
Central and South East Distinctive Area Map
1.8 The following table lists each settlement in the West Distinctive Area. It
sets out whether allocations for development are proposed in each
settlement, and if so, how much land has been shortlisted.
1.9 In addition, there are a range of amenity and recreation open spaces
throughout the Central & South East Distinctive Area which are proposed
Table 10: Area of land proposed for allocation in each settlement in the
Central and South East Distinctive Area
Villages in Central
& South East
Centres in bold)
No. of dwellings
which could be
(assuming 30 per
Area (in hectares)
of land shortlisted
Ambleside 3.19 96 0
Chapel Stile &
Elterwater 0 0
Crosthwaite 0.62 19 Not allocating
Grasmere 1.81 54 0
Lindale 0.17 5 Not allocating
Staveley 1.75 53 1.26
0.16 5 0.96
2.95 89 0.73
Witherslack 0.53 16 Not allocating
Totals 11.18 335 2.95
1.10 Our planning policies in the Core Strategy enable us to look to allocate
sites for affordable housing in those villages where there is a
proportionately high need. We have produced a technical report (at
www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/allocations) which identifies which villages have a
proportionately high need for affordable housing.
1.11 Proposals will still be supported in all villages for local needs housing, as
well as local affordable needs housing where there is evidence of need,
regardless of whether the site is allocated, as long as the proposal is
consistent with the policies within the Core Strategy.
1.12 The Central and South East Distinctive Area policy (CS07) in the Core
Strategy states that we would seek to allocate employment sites primarily
in Windermere/Bowness and Staveley.
1.13 In addition, despite being a Village rather than a Rural Service Centre, the
same policy has enabled us to identify an employment site in Troutbeck
Bridge as a preferred option.
1.14 We are also proposing to allocate land at Kendal Fell Quarry (page 16) for
a waste management and treatment facility. This is to assist South
Lakeland District Council with the redevelopment of the Canal Head area
of Kendal, which requires the relocation of the household waste recycling
1.15 Core Strategy policy CS31 states we will seek to allocate Kendal Fell
Quarry for a waste management and treatment facility. Whilst there may
be scope for other types of development at Kendal Fell Quarry in addition,
no consideration has been given to the suitability of the site to
accommodate other development. Any other plans for the site would need
to be assessed through the planning application process.