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  • Westmorland and Furness Call for Sites 2024: Housing and Employment Sites

    We are starting work and gathering evidence on a new Local Plan for Westmorland and Furness (excluding the National Parks). When this is adopted, it will replace the existing district-wide Local Plans adopted by the former Barrow, Eden and South Lakeland Councils. As part of this, the Council is running a Call for Sites exercise, asking people to identify land or sites that are available to be developed for housing and/or employment purposes. We are particularly interested to hear about... More
    Opened 8 July 2024
  • Consultation on a new Public Space Protection Order

    Following Local Government Reorganisation last year, the three separate PSPOs for the former district councils have or are due to expire and given their important role, Westmorland and Furness Council is proposing a new order for the Westmorland and Furness area. A PSPO is a tool available to local authorities under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 which helps to address the impact of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and make sure that it does not have a... More
    Opened 8 July 2024
  • Westmorland and Furness Call for Sites 2024: Waste

    Westmorland and Furness Council is producing a new Local Plan for the district. This will include policies for minerals and waste which, once adopted, will replace the policies in the Cumbria Minerals and Waste Local Plan. The Cumbria Minerals and Waste Local Plan currently allocates the following sites for provision of waste management facilities within the Westmorland and Furness district: Specific Site Allocation - SL18 – land adjacent Kendal Fell Quarry to replace... More
    Opened 8 July 2024
  • Westmorland and Furness Call for Sites 2024: Minerals

    Westmorland and Furness Council is producing a new Local Plan for the district. This will include policies for minerals and waste which, once adopted, will replace the policies in the Cumbria Minerals and Waste Local Plan. The Cumbria Minerals and Waste Local Plan currently allocates the following sites for minerals extraction within the Westmorland and Furness district: Preferred Areas: M18 – Stamphill, Long Marton for gypsum; M27 –... More
    Opened 8 July 2024
  • Westmorland and Furness Design Code Survey 2024

    About the Design Code This survey is designed to collect views on the future Westmorland and Furness Design Code. It explores design preferences, local views on development and aims to understand the different characters of places across Westmorland and Furness. The design code will cover the Westmorland and Furness Council area excluding those parts within the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to... More
    Opened 8 July 2024
  • Westmorland and Furness Local Plan: Early Conversation Survey 2024

    We are at a very early stage in preparing the Local Plan. Before we put pen to paper on the new plan, we are starting with a conversation with you about the places you live, work and visit across the Local Plan area. What is a Local Plan? The Local Plan: allocates sites for housing and other developments, such as new employment sites and minerals and waste sites (e.g. quarries and recycling centres) ensures a steady and adequate supply of aggregates (minerals) to... More
    Opened 8 July 2024
  • Local Plan Conversation Board

    We want to hear your thoughts and ideas! We are at a very early stage in preparing the Local Plan, and we would like to hear your thoughts on a range of topics about our places. Your views will help shape the vision for the Local Plan, the issues that it needs to address and how these will be tackled. We want you to think about not just the here and now, but what is best for the future of the area – the things that your children or grandchildren will want from future development. ... More
    Opened 8 July 2024
  • Consultation on a proposal to extend the age range at Victoria Infant and Nursery School, Barrow from 3 to 7 years to 2 to 7 years with effect from 7 January 2025

    Introduction The Governing Body of Victoria Infant and Nursery School has approached Westmorland and Furness Council with a proposal to extend the age range of the provision offered at the school from the current three- to seven-year-old children to two- to seven-year-old children. This would enable the school to offer nursery provision for two-year-olds. As the school’s admissions authority, the Local Authority is required to consult with all relevant... More
    Opened 5 July 2024
  • Westmorland & Furness Business Premises Survey 2024

    Welcome to the first ever Westmorland & Furness Business Premises Survey! Each year, we will carry out a survey which targets our business community with premises within our council area. Your survey response is central to the work we do, as it will give us useful feedback concerning the supply and demand for business premises and land across our geography. This helps us to better plan for future employment development and to understand the opportunities and challenges facing our business... More
    Closed 1 July 2024
  • Cumbria Local Nature Recovery Strategy - Survey on Nature Recovery 2023

    Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) agree priorities for nature recovery and propose actions for reversing the decline in biodiversity in a particular area. These spatial strategies are required by law under the Environment Act 2021. The LNRS is designed to be developed and used by landowners, developers, public authorities, conservation charities, and the general public to help ensure that any work to aid in Cumbria’s nature recovery happens where it can deliver the most... More
    Closed 31 May 2024
  • Town Centre Community Hub Consultation Questions

    Community Wellbeing Hubs are one of seven projects funded through the Brilliant Barrow Town Deal. Part of our plans include the redevelopment of space inside the Forum to create a dedicated Community Hub. The Community Hub will be a welcoming space which is accessible, and available for everyone in the community, providing a range of activities and services in one place. We are keen to hear from members of the community as to what activities and services you’d... More
    Opened 21 May 2024
  • Consultation on a new playground in Kirkby Stephen

    Westmorland and Furness Council, working alongside Kirkby Stephen Town Council and the Cricket Club would like to develop a new playground on the ground adjacent to the cricket pitch. We would like to create an exciting and challenging play experience for children of all abilities up to the age of 14. This would be a destination playground where children and their families could spend the day enjoying the playground, walks along the river and the incredible views from this... More
    Closed 15 May 2024
  • Consultation on Penrith Neighbourhood Development Plan Policies 8 and 9

    Background to the consultation on Penrith Neighbourhood Development Plan Policies 8 and 9 In March 2022 the Independent Examiner issued his report on the examination of the Penrith Neighbourhood Plan. The report concluded that the Penrith Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum, subject to a number of modifications. The Examiner considered these necessary to ensure the Plan meets the basic conditions that all neighbourhood plans must meet. Eden District Council... More
    Closed 18 February 2024
  • SEND Rolling Survey for Parents, Carers and Families

    Welcome to the Westmorland and Furness SEND Family Feedback survey! Please feed back any thoughts or comments: all your answers remain anonymous. This survey is for parents, carers or families of children or young people with SEND, who live in the Westmorland and Furness area, (please note if you live in the Cumberland Council catchment area you should receive a separate survey from them). We start this survey by asking a few questions about your child / young person. This is so... More
    Opened 7 February 2024
  • Family Hubs in Barrow-in-Furness

    Family hubs will provide spaces and places for children, young people and families to learn and thrive, helping them to be happy, healthy and safe. A familiar and welcoming space in the local area for ALL families with children aged 0-19 (25 with SEND) and the wider community. What a Family Hub will mean for you The Family Hubs will be a place for you to access information, support and guidance on services and activities for the whole family in your community. There will... More
    Closed 31 January 2024
  • Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy

    Organisations across Westmorland and Furness are developing a new Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This will describe how we will work together to improve health and wellbeing for our residents and communities. We would like to hear about the things that impact on your health and wellbeing and the things that you need to help you stay healthy and well. Your feedback will help us ensure that the strategy is informed by the views of our community. More
    Closed 31 December 2023
  • Brilliant Barrow - Place Development

    We are reflecting on another fun filled summer of events in Barrow. We would welcome your response to the following questions to help us to evaluate our offer and to inform the type of activities we run in the future. The survey should take around 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time! More
    Closed 17 December 2023
  • Consultation on a proposal to close North Walney Primary and Nursery School

    This consultation is about the proposal to close North Walney Primary School. Westmorland and Furness Council is consulting on a proposal to close North Walney Primary School on the 31 August 2024. There is concern about the viability of the school and the resulting pressures upon the school’s leadership and staff to provide a quality educational offer given the continued decline in the number of pupils on roll at the school. More details about the proposal... More
    Closed 12 December 2023
  • Consultation on proposed Admission Arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools - 2025/26

    All schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places at the school. Admission arrangements are determined by admission authorities. Westmorland and Furness Council (the local authority) is the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools with the local authority area of Westmorland and Furness. Consultation will... More
    Closed 11 December 2023
  • Early Years Funding Formulae for 2024/25

    The Department for Education has consulted local authorities and early years providers on its proposals for funding local authorities for the new early years free entitlements for 2 year olds and Under 2s and in July 2023 published illustrative local authority level hourly funding rates. This consultation aims to seek the views of all Westmorland & Furness schools, academies and private, voluntary and independent (PVIs) providers on the funding formulae that Westmorland &... More
    Closed 29 November 2023
  • Tree planting on Parkview Playing Fields in Barrow

    You're a vital part of this development and we value your thoughts on our plans to create an incredible new wildlife site right in your neighbourhood. Funded by the Cumbria Coastal Community Forest (CCCF), which has a vision to plant 150ha of trees over the next five years, this initiative brings numerous benefits to our area: More diverse wildlife Cleaner air Reduced flood risk Stronger climate resilience New opportunities for recreation and tourism Better... More
    Closed 3 November 2023
  • Expansion of places at Beaconside CE Primary School, Penrith

    What is the consultation about? Westmorland and Furness Council is in receipt of funding from house builders to provide additional school places for children. This is intended to meet additional demand for school places as a result of recent housing developments in the Penrith area. This is known as ‘Section 106 funding’ and its purpose is to make sure that there are sufficient school places for the existing local population as well as those living in new housing. This... More
    Closed 31 October 2023
  • School Funding Formula Consultation (revised)

    On Friday 6 October the Department for Education published revised provisional funding allocations for 2024 to 2025 for the schools national funding formulae. This has had an impact on the Westmorland & Furness school funding formula consultation which was launched on Wednesday 27 September. The consultation document and figures have now been updated and the deadline for responding to the consultation has been extended to Friday 20 October. A national funding... More
    Closed 20 October 2023
  • Westmorland & Furness Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2023 - Statutory 60 Day Consultation for Stakeholders

    The Westmorland & Furness Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) has produced a draft local Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) outlining services which will help to ensure residents have good access to local pharmacy services. This is a statutory HWB responsibility as set out under the NHS (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services Regulations) 2013 (SI 2013 No. 349). The last PNA for former Cumbria was published in October 2022 and although there is a requirement to update the PNA... More
    Closed 30 September 2023
  • Local Nature Recovery Questionnaire

    Westmorland and Furness Council are the responsible authority for the Local Nature Recovery Strategy. The council are working in partnership with Cumberland Council, Lake District National Park, Cumbria Local Nature Partnership and a range of stakeholders to develop a strategy aimed to recover nature at a landscape scale in Cumbria. This survey forms part of our public engagement which will feed into the strategy development. You can find information about the pilot strategy in Cumbria ... More
    Closed 28 June 2023
  • Allithwaite and Cartmel Neighbourhood Plan: Submission Consultation (Copy)

    Allithwaite and Cartmel parish is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. The Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to the South Lakeland District Council in November 2022. We are now publishing the submission documents for a 6 week consultation that will run from Thursday 2 February to Thursday 16 March 2023. The submitted Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying supporting documents can be viewed via our Neighbourhood Plan webpage here Comments can be made using the response form... More
    Closed 16 March 2023
  • Consultation on Draft Revised Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan

    What is the Revised Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan (CAMP)? Local Authorities are encouraged to define the special architectural or historic interest of a Conservation Area through regular character appraisals and the creation of management plans. Conservation area appraisals and management plans are important because they identify what parts of an area are special in terms of its architectural and historic interest. They tell us what buildings and features are important... More
    Closed 22 December 2022
  • Consultation on Draft Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan

    What is the Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan? Local Authorities are encouraged to define the special architectural or historic characteristics of a Conservation Area through regular character appraisals & management plans. Conservation area appraisals and management plans are important because they identify what parts of an area are special in terms of the architectural and historic interest. They tell us what buildings and features are important and should be preserved and... More
    Closed 14 April 2022
  • South Lakeland Call for Sites 2021: Housing and Employment Sites

    South Lakeland District Council is reviewing its Local Plan, which will involve reviewing sites that are currently allocated for development. Information about the Local Plan Review can be found on our website . This Call for Sites exercise will inform a key piece of evidence for the Local Plan review: the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). The purpose of the Call for Sites is to gain up to date information about land that has potential for... More
    Closed 5 November 2021
  • South Lakeland Local Plan Review - Issues and Options Consultation 2021

    What is the Local Plan Review? South Lakeland District Council is reviewing the Local Plan for South Lakeland, which applies to the areas of the district outside of the National Parks. Our Local Plan carefully considers the housing and the economic growth that our area needs to continue to thrive, while also protecting our local and historic character, special landscapes and environment. It allocates sites for housing and other developments, such as new employment... More
    Closed 5 November 2021
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