Planning decisions for Hesket Parish are taken by Eden District Council. The Parish Council is made aware of all applications within our Parish, and passes comments back to the District Council. However, following recent changes to Eden District Council’s Planning Code of Conduct, only those comments concerning Material Planning Considerations will be taken into account before decisions are reached. For a detailed list of Material Planning Considerations, please follow this link – Material Planning Considerations.

Eden District Council officially adopted the Eden Local Plan 2014 – 2032 on October 11th, 2018. The Eden Local Plan sets planning policies for the District against which planning applications will be assessed as well as allocating land for various uses, including housing developments across the District. For a copy of the plan please follow this link – Eden Local Plan. Policy maps can be accessed here – Eden Local Plan Policy Maps. Following the 2019 local election, the new Eden District Council administration have committed to reviewing the Local Plan by 2023 as part of their approved Council Plan, details of which can be found on their website here – Eden Council Plan.

As the planning authority, Eden District Council has a duty to investigate reported breaches of planning regulation. Details of their Local Enforcement Plan can be found here – Eden Local Enforcement Plan. If you wish to report a possible breach of planning control, this can be done online using this report form, by email at or in writing to Planning Services, Eden District Council, Mansion House, Friargate, Penrith, CA11 7YG.

Details of past and present planning applications are available at Eden District Council’s website here – Planning Register.

Planning Applications

Below is a list of planning applications affecting the Parish currently open to comment. Full details and supporting documents for applications can be found by clicking on the linked planning numbers in the table.

Planning NumberBrief DescriptionClosing date for Comment
20/0001Beckstones Farm, Southwaite, Carlisle, CA4 0PY. Retrospective application for 4 no. Biomass boiler sheds and 3 no. pellet storage bins.January 27, 2020
20/0002Beck House Poultry Unit, Southwaite, Carlisle, CA4 0PY. Retrospective application for 3 no. Biomass boiler sheds and 2 no. pellet storage bins.January 27, 2020
20/00101 Mill Brow, Armathwaite, Carlisle, CA4 9PJ. Garage link and addition of dormer to annex.January 30, 2020
19/0920Land at Old Town, High Hesket, CA4 0BW. Outline application for residential development with all matters reservedFebruary 1, 2020

All comments can be passed to the Parish Clerk using the contact form on this site or by email at

Recent Planning Decisions

Below is a list of the most recent planning decisions affecting the Parish. Decision notices can be viewed by clicking the linked planning numbers in the table. For a full list of all planning decisions affecting the Parish from April 2018 - March 2019, please click here - Hesket Parish Planning 2018-2019.

Planning NumberBrief DescriptionDecision
19/0800Causeway House, Carelton, Carlsile, CA4 0DA. Demolition of existing barns and construction of new silage clamp and
wash facilities.
GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0813Plot 29, Coopers Close, High Hesket, Carlisle, CA4 0JH. Change of bungalow design from previous approval 16/0652.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0810Town Foot Cottage, Ivegill, Carlisle, CA4 0PA. Demolition of existing extension and construction of two storey construction.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0745Woodland, Barrock Park, Southwaite, Carlisle, CA4 0JS. Proposed alterations and extension.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0465Linton Ghyll, Ivegill, Carlsile, CA4 0PH. Listed building consent for re-foofing, slterations and extension to an existing dwelling.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0464Linton Ghyll Farm, Ivegill, Carlisle, CA4 0PH. Re-roofing, alterations and extension to an existing dwelling.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0728Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Calthwaite, Penrith, CA11 9RR. New plant room access.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0747The Retreat, Southwaite, Carlisle, CA4 0ER. Proposed application for installation of a chimney, ecological louvred/vented bat nesting cupola to the roof and associated works.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0706The Granary, Mellguards. Southwaite, CA4 0LE. Retrospective change of use of agricultural land to domestic curtilage and erection of single storey kennel building.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0547Old Town Farm, High Hesket. Proposed roof over existing silage pit.GRANTED - subject to conditiond
19/0427Mellguards Farm. Southwaite. Variation of Condition 2 (plans compliance) for a reduction of 4 bays to 2,
one having a mono pitched roof in lieu of a gable end. Attached to approval 17/0977
GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/03221 Byrnes Close, Plumpton. Erection of wooden fence behind existing sandstone boundary wall.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0312Fell View, Mellguards. Demolition of existing workshop and erection of extension to existing cottage.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0345Remove tree on highway verge near Armathwaite Station in Settle-Carlisle Conservation Area. Approved
19/02895 Coopers Close, High Hesket, CA4 0JD. Erection of rear extension.No approval required
19/0234Pinegarth, Armathwaite. Retrospective application for an access gate for garden use.GRANTED -subject to conditions
19/0213High Oaks Farm, Calthwaite, CA11 9QZ. Permanent roof over existing grain store.GRANTED - subject to conditiond
19/0214Field Head Cottage, Calthwaite. Listed building consent for the replacement of timber windows with UPVC.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0156Coopers Close, High Hesket, CA4 0JD. Amendments to design for plot 28.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/00955 The Barn, Armathwaite. Demolish existing conservatory and replace with two storey side extensionGRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0149Greenacres, Southwaite. Refurbishment and extension of dwellingGRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0091Morton Sceugh Farm. Southwaite. Demolition of existing agricultural building and erection of new agricultural building for storage of machinery and hay/strawGRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0669Nord Vue, Armathwaite. Change of use of land to holiday park lodge.GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0699Mill adjacent to 2 Barrow Mill cottage, Southwaite, CA4 0LX. Conversion of mill building to dwellingGRANTED - subject to conditions