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.

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. If you wish to report a possible breach of planning control, this can be done online using the form found here, by email at or in writing to Planning Services, Eden District Council, Mansion House, Friargate, Penrith, CA11 7YG.

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
No current applications

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. This application is currently open to comment, with a deadline of February 18th, 2019.

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
17/0168Land to North of Elm Close, High Hesket, CA4 0JA. Outline permission for residential development with access.GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0835Scar Foot, Plumpton, CA11 9PF. Change of use of agricultural land to camping facilities.GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0916Sceugh Dyke House, Calthwaite, CA11 9QY. Proposed demolition of barn and erection of annex to provide additional living accommodation.GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0868Field adjacent to Byrnes Close, Plumpton. Variation of plans regarding frontage.GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0586Land at Station Road, Armathwaite. Erection of 18 dwellings.GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0822Land adjacent to Ivy Cottage, Aiketgate. Erection of 2-storey dwelling. GRANTED - subject to conditions
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.