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

Closes 30 Sep 2024

Opened 8 Jul 2024

Overview

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 any brownfield sites that are available. 

The purpose of the Call for Sites is to gain up-to-date information about land that has potential for housing, employment or mixed uses, so it can be included in our Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) study and potentially be considered for allocation in the Local Plan in due course. 

The submission of a site through the call for sites exercise does not mean that the site will be allocated. Once submitted, sites will be subject to assessment in the SHELAA and further assessment through the emerging Local Plan. You are welcome to comment on our Draft Methodology for the SHELAA study, in the online survey below. 

Tell us about a site

Anybody can nominate their own land or suggest any other land. If you are submitting a site that you do not own you will still need to provide the landowner’s contact details and state whether they are supportive of the development you are suggesting. 

Please only submit sites that are within Westmorland and Furness and not within the areas of:

  • the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks
  • and the Arnside and Silverdale National Landscape (formerly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). For more information, please see para 1.1.13 of the draft SHELAA Methodology and/or 1.1.4 of the Call for Sites Guidance Note.

If you would like to submit a site for consideration please ensure you firstly read the guidance note at the link below which provides information on the types of sites we are inviting suggestions for, and guidance on how the form should be filled in.

Call for Sites Guidance Note

Please complete the form online using the link below. You will be able to draw the boundary of your site within the form. You must complete a separate form for each site submission. 

If you prefer not to complete the form online, please contact the Planning Policy Team to request a paper version.

Important Note:

  • Sites submitted in the 2020 and 2021 South Lakeland Local Plan Review Call for Sites, must be re-submitted on the new survey form below. This will ensure we have consistent and up to date information on sites, and site promoters’ intentions.  Any sites which are not submitted again will not be taken forward for consideration in the Westmorland and Furness Local Plan.
  • Housing and employment site allocations in the Barrow, Eden and South Lakeland Local Plans, which do not yet have planning permission, will be reviewed to determine if they remain suitable, available and achievable for allocation in the new Local Plan to 2045. This will include sites or parts of sites, where permission has lapsed, or applications are pending or withdrawn. It will also include Broad Locations in the South Lakeland Local Plan. To ensure the review of these sites is based on up-to-date information, they should also be resubmitted on the Call for Sites form below.  

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Areas

  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Eden
  • South Lakeland

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Local Plans