Recreation open space
Amenity open space
Land allocations proposed in the South Distinctive Area 1
South Distinctive Area Map 2
Area of land proposed for allocation in each settlement
in the South Distinctive Area 3
Backbarrow and Haverthwaite 4
Broughton in Furness 5
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
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
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
South Distinctive Area Map
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
Table 7: Area of land proposed for allocation in each settlement in the
South Distinctive Area
Centres in the
No. of dwellings
which could be
Area (in hectares)
of land shortlisted
housing (assuming 30 per
Backbarrow and 0.7 21 3.07
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
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.