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The Crosthwaite and Lyth Neighbourhood Plan


An application was made on 17th July 2018 by Crosthwaite and Lyth Parish Council for designation of a Neighbourhood Area under Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Click HERE to view the Neighbourhood Plan Notification Poster

The designated Neighbourhood Area is the entire Parish of Crosthwaite & Lyth.

If you want to know more about what a Neighbourhood Plan is click HERE.

Following the open Parish meeting on 5th September 2018 where a motion was passed to develop a Neighbourhood Plan the Parish Council appointed a Steering Group to develop the Plan.


South Lakeland District Council and the National Park are preparing proposals for future housing, employment and conservation in our Parish as part of a larger County-wide study. In response, the Parish has voted to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan which will help guide future development decisions.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a way of helping local communities, like ours, to influence the planning in the area which we live and work. It can be used to:

While the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group guide the process, it is important that Residents of the Parish are consulted and that their views and opinions are included.


In the coming weeks a document will be dropping through your letter box. This is the first stage of the process of developing a shared future vision for the Parish. To stimulate your ideas the Steering Group have suggested three possible ways the Parish could develop but we think everyone will have their own ideas and variations. Please read and respond to this document so the Steering Group are able to build a shared Community Vision for the Parish.

This is only the first stage of the process and your views will help shape the Neighbourhood Plan and the future of our Parish for many years to come.

The Steering Group comprises;

Simon Johnson (Chair)
Dorothy Grace
Robert Sykes
Alan Gerrard

The Steering Group can be contacted.


Steering Group Meetings

Steering Group Meeting 17th September 2018 - Neighbourhood Plan Committee meeting 1

Steering Group Meeting 10th October 2018 - Neighbourhood Plan Committee meeting 2

Steering Group Meeting 30th October 2018 - Neighbourhood Plan Committee meeting 3

Steering Group Meeting 22nd  November 2018 - Neighbourhood Plan Committee meeting 4

Steering Group Meeting 17th December 2018 - Neighbourhood Plan Committee meeting 5

Steering Group Meeting 14th January 2019 - Neighbourhood Plan Committee meeting 6

Steering Group Meeting 23rd January 2019 - Neighbourhood Plan Committee meeting 7

Steering Group Meeting 12th March 2019 - Neighbourhood Plan Committee meeting 9

Steering Group Meeting 26th March 2019 - Neighbourhood Plan Committee meeting 10

Steering Group Meeting 1st May 2019 - Neighbourhood Plan Committee meeting 11

Steering Group Meeting 23rd May 2019 - Neighbourhood Plan Committee meeting 12

Steering Group Meeting 18th June 2019 - Neighbourhood Plan Committee meeting 13

Steering Group Meeting 18th July 2019 - Neighbourhood Plan Committee meeting 14

Other Meetings

Meeting of Crosthwaite & Lyth Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group with Kirkwells 15th August - Minutes

Other Documents

Crosthwaite and Lyth Parish Council - Briefing Note

Where next for Neighbourhood Plans - Document


You can see Simon Johnson's Neighbourhood Plan presentation to the Annual Parish Meeting on the 21st May 2019 here.

Additional information regarding the Neighbourhood Plan will be posted here as and when it arises.