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Draft Neighbourhood Plan Documentation

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The statutory Regulation 14 Consultation on the draft Penrith Neighbourhood Development Plan (PNDP) took place from 4 February to 1 April 2019 you can find more details at (  Following the latest consultation, the Neighbourhood Plan Group considered all the comments and amendments were made.  The PNDP was approved unanimously  by Council on 23rd September 2019 with the re-insertion of a number of green spaces and sports, leisure and recreation facilities which it had been suggested should be removed during the consultation.

Below you can find the draft Neighbourhood Plan documentation used for the statutory Regulation 14 Consultation. The current revised documentation is still being prepared and will be uploaded to this page as soon as it is available.

The first document is the full plan but we have also split it up so you can just access the section that you are interested in. If all you want to look at are the draft policies go to Section 6 below – All policies

Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan Full Document

Contents and Forward
Section 1 – Introduction and Background
Section 2 – Penrith: A Historic Town
Section 3 – Key Issues for Penrith Today
Section 4 – Planning Policy Context
Section 5 – Penrith NDP Vision and Objectives
Section 6 – Neighbourhood Plan Policies

All policies

Each Objective has a link. click to view the policies contained within each objective.

Introduction and Objective 1 Sustainable Development
Policy 1 – Sustainable Development in Penrith
Policy 2 – Environmentally Sustainable Design
Policy 3 – Energy Use and Reducing Carbon Emissions
Policy 4 –  Accessibility and Social Inclusion
Policy 5 – Conservation Areas in Penrith
Objective 2 – Housing
Policy 6 – High Quality New Homes
Policy 7 – Housing Type and Mix
Objective 3 – Greenspaces
Policy 8 – Identifying and Protecting Local Green Spaces
Objective 4 – Culture and Leisure
Policy 9 – Protecting and Enhancing Sport, Leisure and Recreation Facilities
Objective 5 – Wellbeing
Policy 10 –  Protecting and Enhancing Health and Community Facilities
Policy 11 – Walking and Cycling
Objective 6 – Town Centre Car Parking
Supporting Town Council Actions – Vehicle Parking
Objective 7 – Traffic Management
Policy 12 – Traffic Management
Objective 8 – Penrith Town Centre
Policy 13 – Penrith Town Centre Improvements
Policy 14 – Shopfront Design

Section 7 –

Next Steps

I             Penrith: A Historic Town
II            Future Growth Areas
III          Social Housing Waiting List
IV          Social Housing Applicants By Type of Household
V           Housing Stock and Occupancy: Penrith (2011)
VI          Rental Costs
VII        Median Property Price by Ward
VIII       Penrith Green Spaces
IX          Leisure and Recreation
X            Cultural Facilities
XI          Car Parking
XII        Public Transport Information
XIII      Fellrunner Services
XIV      Service and Retail Offering in Penrith Town Centre

Map A      Policies Map 
Map B      Rights of Way: Footpaths, Cycleways and Bridlepaths
Map C      Parking in Penrith
Map D      Penrith Shops and Services
Map E      Penrith – Retail North
Map F     Penrith – Retail South