South Lakeland District Council Planning Committee has unanimously granted outline planning permission for 20 exclusive holiday retreats at the Lilymere Estate, located close to both the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. The Committee agreed with Officers, who recommended the scheme for approval despite being contrary to policies of the adopted Local Plan.
Stephenson Halliday worked constructively with the Local Planning Authority to provide a robust case that explained the need for the Estate to diversify its activities. Officers’ detailed concerns regarding visual impact and tree protection were overcome through negotiation to achieve a deliverable scheme. The development will see 20 sensitively sited holiday retreats in a mixture of woodland and mere edge locations, taking advantage of unique recreational opportunities and extensive views into the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District.