Planning decisions for Hesket Parish are taken by Eden District Council. However, the Parish Council is made aware of all applications within our Parish, and any comments we pass on to the Planning Officer will be taken into consideration before decisions are reached.

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 and setting out a strategic vision for growth. A full copy of the plan can be accessed here. Policy maps can be accessed here.

Below is a list of planning applications currently open to comment. Full details and supporting documents for all applications can be found on Eden District Council’s website, here:

Planning NumberBrief DescriptionClosing date for Comment

Additionally, there is currently a planning application in Lazonby Parish, for a tourism development at Nord Vue Equestrian Centre, Armathwaite. Whilst outwith of Hesket Parish, this development may be of interest to some residents. The planning application number is 18/0669, and details can be found as above.

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

Below is a list of the most recent planning decisions affecting the Parish:

Planning NumberBrief DescriptionDecision
18/0863Land adjacent to Southwaite Road, Low Hesket. Erection of 5 dwellingsREFUSED
18/0525Siting of 7 holiday accommodation pods, Coombs View, Nunclose, Armathwaite. GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0720Roof over existing livestock yard, Petteril Bridge end, Southwaite, CA4 0JJ GRANTED - subject to conditions.
18/0750Timber to UPVC windows, Blossom Barn, Plumpton. GRANTED - subject to conditions.
18/0690Agricultural building, Garth Cottage, Calthwaite, CA11 9PPGRANTED - subject to conditions.
18/0668Two-storey extension to Manor House, Plumpton, CA11 9NSGRANTED - subject to conditions.
18/0661Three temporary flagpoles, field adjacent to Byrnes Close, Plumpton.GRANTED - subject to conditions.
18/0540Land adjacent to 22 Laiken View, Calthwaite, CA11 9QWGRANTED - subject to conditions.