Parish Council

Natland Parish Council is an elected local government body, below South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) and Cumbria County Council (CCC).

The Council provides a few services directly – maintaining the village green, bus shelters and some street lights – but mostly it represents the interests of Natland to the providers of other services – Planning (SLDC), Highways (CCC) and bus services among others. It also publishes the Parish Directory periodically, supports voluntary activities to look after the village environment such as the Annual Litter Hunt and sets up occasional working groups to look into current concerns. It is funded by the parish element of the council tax.

The council currently has seven councillors and employs a part-time clerk. The contact details of all councillors, the clerk and the District and County Councillor for Natland are published on the Parish Council noticeboard and available here.

Noticeboard
The Parish Council's noticeboard is outside the Village Store and Post Office.

Meetings
The Parish Council usually meets on the last Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall and all meetings are open to the public. You can read more about our meetings, including minutes of past meetings, here.

Annual Parish Meeting
This is the opportunity for all parishioners and those interested in the welfare of the village to come and air their views about Natland. You can read more about the APM, including minutes of past meetings, here.


Planning
South Lakeland District Council shows details and progress of planning applications on its website, updated daily. Comments on current planning applications are made by the Parish Council at its monthly meetings but can be also be made by individuals online.

If you do not know the reference number visit Online Planning and set the Parish to Natland. It is recommended that you change the search criterion to ‘Received Date’.


The Natland Fact File of Information for Developers (updated 13.9.16) is available to read or download here.

Parish Plan 2014
In early 2014 the Parish Council adopted a new Parish Plan for Natland, including an action plan. You can read more about the Parish Plan 2014, and download copies of the Parish Plan Report and the Parish Directory here.

Parish Council advice/notices
Oakmere Homes pre-application consultation re development east of Long Meadow Lane
Natland village green – damage caused by parking
Dog fouling on footpaths and bridleways