Consultation on Draft Revised Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan

Closed 22 Dec 2022

Opened 24 Nov 2022

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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 and should be preserved and enhanced. The management plan helps identify the threats to the conservation area and suggests ways that these can be addressed. The Plan also makes suggestions for potential environmental improvements.

South Lakeland District Council has prepared a draft revised conservation area management plan for the Conservation Area in Cartmel, which had an appraisal adopted in March 2009. The management plan takes the aspects identified in the appraisal into account and forms the basis for informed decision making. The first draft of the management plan was subject to public consultation earlier in the year. Following this, the draft management plan has been amended to reflect feedback received.

As a result, the number of properties proposed for inclusion on the list of unlisted buildings or features of local architectural or historical significance (local list), and in a potential future Article 4 Direction, has been reduced. Guidance on the requirement for planning permission and the design of replacement windows has been added to the revised CAMP.

The Revised Cartmel CAMP:

  • Sets out guidance to promote positive design change to protect the special character (significance) of Cartmel conservation area
  • Identifies a list of buildings or features of local architectural or historic interest that are of particular merit in the conservation area, so the significance of these buildings or features will become a material consideration in planning decisions that affect them
  • Recommends the making of an Article 4 Direction so that express planning permission is required for works to buildings on the local list that would not ordinarily require an application for planning permission
  • Provides a strategy for Buildings at Risk
  • Identifies threats to significance
  • Identifies opportunities for environmental enhancement and the need for grant-aid
  • Identifies how the condition of the Cartmel conservation area could be monitored in future

Once adopted the CAMP will have the status of a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), meaning that it will be a material planning consideration when determining planning applications within or affecting the Cartmel Conservation Area.


We would like to hear your views and for you to share local knowledge with us to help us prepare our Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan.

Our public consultation is running from Thursday 24 November to Thursday 22 December. Information on where you can view the Plan and how you can make your comments is outlined below.

Please note that this is a public consultation and that comments made will be recorded and published.

Get Involved

This online survey is seeking your views on the Draft Revised Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan (CAMP), including consideration of the properties identified as worthy of inclusion on the Local List or suggested for inclusion in a future Article 4 Direction.

Please note, the making of an Article 4 Direction is a recommendation of the revised CAMP only, and would be subject to a separate consultation.

You can view the Cartmel CAMP document via our website here

You can also view the document at:

  • Cartmel Village Hall, The Square, Cartmel
  • Cartmel Priory, Priest Lane, Cartmel
  • South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal
  • Kendal Library, Stricklandgate, Kendal
  • Grange-over-Sands Library, Grange Fell Road, Grange-over-Sands
  • Ulverston Library, King's Road, Ulverston


  • South Lakeland


  • General public
  • Stakeholder organisations


  • Local Plans