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Conservation Areas Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

In 2016 we adopted a Conservation Areas Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to assist in the formulation of new development and alterations proposed within the district's conservation areas which lie outside the Lake District National Park.

A Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) expands upon policy or provides further detail to policies in adopted Development Plan Documents (DPDs). When adopted, a SPD forms part of the Local Development Framework but does not have development plan status and are not subject to independent examination.

The Conservation Areas SPD supports policies within the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), particularly S27 relating to heritage assets.  It seeks to set out the considerations and thought processes that will be needed to achieve good design for new developments and alterations within the conservation areas, appropriate and sympathetic to their character and appearance.

Read the Conservation Areas Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

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Download the Conservation Areas SPD
Download our response to comments received to our Conservation Areas SPD consultation
Download our Conservation Areas SPD adoption statement

Find out more about Conservation Areas

There is more information about Conservation Areas and what it means if you live in one, in our section on them.

Where are the Conservation Areas?

The map below shows where the Conservation Areas are:

Conservation Area SPD - consultation

A consultation on the draft Conservation Areas SPD was carried out in 2015; the documents that were consulted on are available below:

Download the draft Conservation Areas Supplementary Planning Document

A draft Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report of the Conservation Areas SPD has also been prepared and is available for public inspection.  The Council considers that the Conservation Areas SPD does not require a Strategic Environmental Assessment.

Download the draft Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report 

A draft consultation statement has also been prepared, outlining the bodies and individuals who have been formally consulted on the draft Conservation Areas SPD.  This statement will be updated following the consultation to include a summary of the main issues raised by commentators, and how these issues have been addressed.

Download the draft Consultation Statement