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Neighbourhood Plan

The Executive of Eden District Council designated Penrith as a neighbourhood area at its meeting on 6th September 2016.  A map of the Penrith Neighbourhood Area is attached together with the Area Designation Notice.

Penrith Town Council is making a Neighbourhood Plan for Penrith and has recently appointed the very experienced firm Kirkwells as it’s independent planning consultants to help in the process.

Neighbourhood Planning is not about stopping development but about giving people the chance to decide how their local area should develop and where new homes, shops and businesses should be built.  Penrith’s Neighbourhood Plan will provide a framework to guide the future development, regeneration and conservation of the town over the next 20 years.

The following film by Locality explains what Neighbourhood Planning is in more detail

PUBLIC CONSULTATION – The initial consultation has now closed but we are currently working on the first draft of the neighbourhood Plan and will be consulting again when it has been prepared.

Neighbourhood Plan Preparation Process

The area has been designated and we are currently doing some initial informal public consultation with a view to preparing the plan.  The process is as follows:


As the process progresses, more information will be added to these pages but if you have any queries in the meantime please contact us on 01768 899773.