Ecological assessment of development land

Ecological assessment of development land

Lake District National Park.
Ecological assessment of development land
Background Information
The Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) is currently producing an Allocations of Land Development Plan Document (DPD), as part of its Local Development Framework.

The LDNPA adopted its Core Strategy in October 2010. This sets out strategic and spatial policies  for the period 2010 – 2025, to enable development to assist with achieving the Vision for the Lake District National Park. The Core Strategy was developed through extensive community engagement, and this is reflected by the strategy. In particular, we give particular priority to meeting local affordable housing needs, and to supporting and facilitating local employment opportunities. But there are inevitably significant environmental constraints to development and identifying sites for development is challenging.

To this end, we are producing an Allocations of Land DPD to complement the Core Strategy and to support communities in meeting their needs. We are seeking to allocate sites in towns and villages throughout the Lake District National Park for affordable housing, employment (i.e. ‘B’ use classes) or a combination of the two.

We are also seeking to designate Bowness Bay and The Glebe as a location for strategic regeneration, in order for this area to make a stronger contribution to providing a world class visitor experience. The intention is for this area to see significant public realm enhancements, delivered in part through private investment / commercial development and activity.

We undertook a ‘Preferred Options’ consultation between September and November 2011. This consultation focused on the current shortlist of sites which are considered to be potentially both suitable and available for development.  We are now undertaking final assessment work on all sites, to be completed by 30 June 2012, in order to make fully informed decisions on which sites should be included in a final shortlist, which will be published in November 2012 prior to its submission to the Secretary of State in January 2013, which will mark the commencement of formal examination proceedings.
Specification of Services Required
We require a suitably qualified and experienced consultant / consultancy to provide ecological expertise, to support the formulation of the Local Development Framework.

Mr Chris Warren
Email Address:
01539 792681
Murley Moss
Oxenholme Road
United Kingdom
Key Dates
18/04/2012 10:00
27/04/2012 00:00
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