Up to 74 new homes on the cards for Arnside and Silverdale AONB

Ye Olde Fighting Cock, Arnside.
Ye Olde Fighting Cock, Arnside.

Proposals to build new houses and create employment opportunities in Arnside, Silverdale, Beetham and Warton have been published by Lancaster City Council and South Lakeland District Council.

The Draft Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Development Plan Document outlines sites for up to 74 new homes, and three sites for mixed use employment, community and residential development.

In Arnside, there are proposals for up to 30 new homes, eight on land behind Queens Drive, eight on land at Hollins Lane, and 14 on land at Briery Bank.

A mixed use development at Station Yard including a car park, employment, community/visitor access and rail access with possible residential or live/work accommodation is also being proposed.

In Silverdale, land at Whinney Fold has been identified as being suitable for up to six new homes, while the Railway Goods Yard is proposed as being suitable for employment and car parking.

In Warton, up to 28 new homes could be built as part of the proposals - 12 on land north west of Sand Lane, and 16 on land north of Market Street.

In Beetham, 2.95 hectares of land at Sandside Road and Quarry Lane has been identified as being suitable for employment/residential with community facilities and access.

Residents are now being invited to have their say on the development plan.

Hundreds of people have already had their say in consultations and drop-in events held at the end of 2015 and then a further round of consultation that ended in May this year.

These consultations invited residents’ views on issues including potential sites for housing to meet local need or areas that need special protection.

Public consultation events will take place at the following locations. All these events will take place between 2pm and 7pm:

• Wednesday, 23 November – Heron Hall, Storth

• Thursday, 24 November – Gaskell Hall, Silverdale

• Monday, 28 November – Heron Theatre, Beetham

• Wednesday, 30 November – Village Hall, Yealand

• Monday, 5 December – Educational Institute, Arnside

• Wednesday, 7 December – Village Hall, Warton

Anyone who is unable to get along to the events can still have their say. Comments on the draft plan are being invited between Thursday, 10 November 2016 and the deadline of 5pm on Tuesday, 3 January 2017.

More detail on the proposals can be found HERE