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Westmorland and Furness Local Plan

Every person living and working in Westmorland and Furness is invited to join the conversation into how we can together make the area better now and in the future.

Westmorland and Furness Council is preparing its first Local Plan – which looks ahead 20 years from now and considers how many new homes and workplaces that our area needs to continue to thrive, while also protecting our local and historic character and special landscapes, green spaces and environment.

The council is kickstarting the process with a conversation about the places residents live, work and visit across the Local Plan area – the parts of Westmorland and Furness outside the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national park areas.

A digital survey has gone live today and we are urging as many people as possible to let us know their views.

Conversations will also be happening at drop-in sessions all around Westmorland and Furness, starting in Kirkby Stephen on Wednesday, when people can talk to council officers to find out more about the process and contribute.

We will also be asking people to give us their views on the design of new development by helping to shape a Design Code for our area.

The Local Plan will allocate sites for housing and other developments, such as new employment sites and minerals and waste sites (e.g. quarries and recycling centres). We are asking people to put forward sites to be included within the new Local Plan.

It contains the policies that we use to guide and decide whether to grant planning permissions for new development.

And the plan seeks to make our area better by, for example, reducing the environmental impact of new development, building affordable housing, helping our wildlife and reducing flood risk, helping improve our infrastructure (including roads and cycleways, schools, drainage systems, facilities for recycling/waste management and community facilities) and identifying the infrastructure needed to support development and shows how it will be accommodated and provided for.

The plan takes into account changes in our economy, population, society, towns, countryside and nature, movement around places, climate, and frequency of extreme weather event, heritage and communities. 

Join the conversation or find out details about the drop-in sessions at: www.westmorlandandfurness.gov.uk/localplan

 

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Next meeting of the Parish Council

The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Thursday 18th July 2024 at 7.30pm in Burton Memorial Hall. If you have any questions or suggestions for the Parish Council, please email us using the Contact Us page.

Agendas for meetings are available from the Document Archive, along with draft and agreed minutes of previous meetings.

Rolling Calendar of Meetings 2024 - all at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated 

Meeting Dates 

18th July 2024

15th August 2024

19th September 2024

17th October 2024

21st November 2024

19th December 2024 

If you would like to receive the Agendas and Minutes by e-mail from the Parish Council please add your e-mail address to our mailing list (and you'll need to respond to our simple anti-spam question as well please - that confirms you're a real person not an auto-signup script!)

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Notice of Election

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Election of Parish Councillors

Notice is hereby given that

1. Elections are to be held for Parish Councillors for each of the Parishes or Parish Wards shown in the schedule one to this Notice. (AVAILABLE FROM THE DOCUMENT ARCHIVE SECTION OF THE WEBSITE)

2. Nomination papers may be obtained from the offices of the Returning Officer at the address below between 10am and 4pm (excluding Bank Holidays), or from the Electoral Commission website or the relevant Clerk for each Parish Council listed at schedule one to this notice.

3. Completed nomination papers, or delivery of notices of withdrawal of candidature for all parish council vacancies, except for town councils in Penrith and Ulverston, must be delivered by hand to Kendal Town Hall, Highgate, Kendal LA9 4DL on any working day from the date of this notice between the hours of 10 am and 4pm (excluding Bank Holidays) but by no later than 4pm on Friday 5 April 2024.

4. Completed nomination papers, or delivery of notices of withdrawal of candidature, for Ulverston Town Council vacancies must be delivered by hand to Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2LD on any working day from the date of this notice between the hours of 10am and 4pm (excluding bank holidays) but by no later than 4pm on Friday 5 April 2024.

5. Completed nomination papers, or delivery of notices of withdrawal of candidature, for the Penrith West ward of Penrith Town Council vacancies must be delivered by hand to The Town Hall, Penrith, CA11 7QF on any working day from the date of this notice between the hours of 10am and 4pm (excluding bank holidays) but by no later than 4pm on Friday 5 April 2024.

6. If an election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 2 May 2024 between the hours of 7am and 10pm.

7. Electors should take note that the following applications must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address stated below by the deadline if they are to be effective for this election:

• Applications to register to vote must be received by midnight on Tuesday 16 April 2024. Applications can be made on line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

• New applications to vote by post or amendments or cancellation of existing postal or proxy arrangements must be received by no later than 5pm Wednesday 17 April 2024. Applications can be made online at www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote.

• Applications for photo ID, the Voter Authority Certificate, must be received by no later than 5pm Wednesday 24 April 2024. Applications can be made online at www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-to-vote.

• Applications to appoint a proxy must be received by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024. Applications can be made online at www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote.

• Applications to vote by emergency proxy on the grounds of physical incapacity, for work/service reasons or for the absence or loss of Voter ID after the deadline for proxy applications has past, must be received by no later than 5pm on Thursday 2 May 2024.

Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2LD
Telephone: 01229 876 318/ Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Town Hall, Corney Square, Penrith, CA11 7QF
Telephone: 01768 212 253 / Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kendal Town Hall, Highgate, Kendal LA9 4DL
Telephone: 01539 733 333 / Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dated: 20 March 2024

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Community Involvement Initiative

Community Led Plan in partnership with Burton-in-Kendal Parish Council

Burton-in-Kendal Parish Council is looking to establish a Community Led Plan.

Community Led Plans are local, action-based plans which address a wide range of problems and opportunities facing communities. They can include social, economic and environmental issues and give everyone in the community a chance to get involved. Community Led Planning can create cohesive, empowered and active communities in which people can influence decisions that affect their area.

Community Led Plans encourage people to take responsibility for action which can be carried out locally, as well as identifying where further help is needed. They can include a series of themed action points across a range of topics such as health and wellbeing, public transport, traffic and environmental issues, community safety to name a few.

If done the right way active communities can influence decisions that affect their area. Often local authorities need good quality information and ‘evidence of need’. This is when Community Led Plans can help to do this and help to persuade local authorities to prioritise actions that will benefit your area.

Would you like to be involved?

We are looking for interested people to be part of a steering group along with the Parish Councillors to take this forward, the first step being a Community Needs Assessment.

We would like to hear from all age groups and areas of the community including business owners and other community group members.

If you are interested in and would like more information on how to become involved or have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 15th March 2024

Christine Davidson

Parish Clerk On behalf of Burton-in-Kendal Parish Council

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