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Preferred Sites

Consultation report

South Distinctive

Area

Affordable Housing

Employment

Recreation open space

Amenity open space

September 2011


Contents

Land allocations proposed in the South Distinctive Area 1

South Distinctive Area Map 2

Table 7:

Area of land proposed for allocation in each settlement

in the South Distinctive Area 3

Maps

Backbarrow and Haverthwaite 4

Broughton in Furness 5

Coniston 6

Hawkshead 7

Bouth 8

Spark Bridge and Lowick Green 9

Near Sawrey 10


1 Land allocations proposed in the South Distinctive Area

1.1 The purpose of this section of the consultation document is to set out the

physical extent of the South 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 South 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

allocating land.

Where is the South Distinctive Area?

1.7 The following map shows the extent of the South Distinctive Area, and it

identifies the Rural Service Centres in the area, which are also listed in the

Core Strategy.

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South Distinctive Area Map

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1.8 The following table lists each settlement in the South 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

for designation.

Table 7: Area of land proposed for allocation in each settlement in the

South Distinctive Area

Rural Service

Centres in the

South Distinctive

Area

Area (in

hectares) of

land shortlisted

for affordable

No. of dwellings

which could be

accommodated on

shortlisted sites

Area (in hectares)

of land shortlisted

for employment

uses

housing (assuming 30 per

ha)

Backbarrow and 0.7 21 3.07

Haverthwaite

Broughton-in-

Furness

0.2 6 0

Coniston 1.27 38 0.56

Hawkshead 0.47 14 0

Totals 2.64 80 3.63

1.10 Proposals will still be supported in settlements 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.

1.11 The South Distinctive Area policy CS09 in the Core Strategy says that we

will seek to allocate new sites for employment in the Rural Service

Centres. We have not identified an employment site in Hawkshead or

Broughton-in-Furness.

1.12 The National Park boundary runs through the middle of Broughton-in-

Furness. We are working closely with South Lakeland District Council

(SLDC) to ensure that the allocations which we and they ultimately

propose are the most appropriate for Broughton. SLDC currently have

both housing and employment sites identified for potential allocation.

1.13 Policy CS09 also states that we will consider allocating land in Torver to

contribute towards meeting the identified housing need of Coniston. No

allocations in Torver are proposed as Torver Parish Council is producing a

Neighbourhood Plan which will explore this issue and how this aspect of

the policy should be interpreted.

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